White House promises using military funds to build Trump’s border wall won’t hurt force readiness

Military Times: Despite objections from Congress, White House officials will shift about $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build President Donald Trump’s controversial southern border wall, potentially delaying repairs and upgrades for facilities at a host of bases worldwide.

But administration officials said they are confident that they can move the money around without harming military readiness and lethality and that the defense construction projects will be repaid next year.

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