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Trump grants new authority to troops to protect border personnel

Nov 21, 2018 - CNN

(CNN) -- President Donald Trump has approved a memorandum that grants new authority to US troops on the Southwest border to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel from migrants if they engage in violence, according to the Pentagon.

Department of Defense spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza confirmed to CNN that the Pentagon had received the memorandum.

CNN first reported on Monday that this was expected.

The White House memo authorizes US troops to conduct activit...