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Logistics Function: Bases and u.s.-Mexico Border

logistics function: The Pentagon had initially talked about four potential bases, but Mattis indicated the number is now two, according to CTV. The Pentagon last week said it would make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. He did not name the two bases, but said the details are being worked out, including how much capacity is needed. It wasn't clear Sunday if the housing would be limited strictly to children or if it would also involve families. We consider that to be a logistics function that's quite appropriate for the department, Mattis said. Speaking to reporters travelling with him to Asia on Sunday, Mattis said the military has housed people in the past, including Vietnamese fleeing their country as well as Americans needing shelter in the wake of natural disasters. ( As reported in the news.