US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Special Response Team (SRT) officers stand guard at the San Ysidro Port of Entry after the land border crossing was temporarily closed to traffic from Tijuana, Mexico. Photo: Reuters

White House approves military to use lethal force at US-Mexico border

  • Donald Trump ordered troops to the border in a move critics decried as a costly political stunt
  • Critics denounce the sharply expanded mission as unwarranted and dangerous
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US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Special Response Team (SRT) officers stand guard at the San Ysidro Port of Entry after the land border crossing was temporarily closed to traffic from Tijuana, Mexico. Photo: Reuters
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