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Air Force: Troop Numbers and Week Officials

air force: Officials said that number could reach a maximum of about 8,000 under present plans, according to CTV. The troop numbers have been changing at a dizzying pace, with Trump drawing a hard line on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections. The Pentagon says more than 7,000 troops were being sent to the southwest border to support the Customs and Border Protection agents. Just last week officials were indicating that about 800 to 1,000 might be sent. The next day, the Air Force general running the operation said more than the initially announced total were going, and he pointedly rejected a news report that it could reach 14,000, saying that was not consistent with what's actually being planned. On Monday, officials announced that about 5,200 were being deployed. ( As reported in the news.