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Border Wall $ headed back to the military

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Pentagon to redirect $2.2B in border wall funds back to military projects

The Pentagon will restore $2.2 billion to military construction projects that were stripped by the Trump administration to pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Defense Department announced Friday.

The money will go to 66 projects in 16 countries, 11 U.S. states and three U.S. territories in fiscal year 2021, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks wrote in a memorandum.

Among those is $79 million for an elementary school for children of military personnel in Germany, $94 million for another such school in Japan, $50 million for a Marine Corps machine gun range in Guam, $10 million for a missile field expansion at Fort Greely, Alaska, as well as numerous other schools, hangars, housing, shops and facilities.

The Biden administration in late April announced it would cancel border wall projects that had been funded through the Defense Department and return the funds to the military construction projects from which they were pulled during the Trump administration.

Former President Trump had diverted billions in Pentagon construction, weapons and counter-drug funds — including $3.6 billion in construction dollars — toward building the wall, using emergency powers after Congress refused to fully fund the project directly.
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