Pentagon Redirects $1.5 Billion to Fund Border Wall

HeadlineMay 13, 2019

The Defense Department said Friday it will redirect $1.5 billion from other military projects to fund President Trump’s border wall. The Associated Press reported the funds would be diverted in part from the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, from a project to destroy chemical munitions as part of the Chemical Weapons Convention, and from Air Force programs. This comes after the Pentagon already redirected $1 billion of military funds in March. Democrats blasted the news and accused the Pentagon of again circumventing Congress and prioritizing Trump’s campaign promises over more urgent needs, including disaster relief.

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