The Pentagon has formally greenlighted the transfer of up to $1 billion towards the construction of “roads and fences” as well as lighting along the US-Mexico border wall, as part of a crackdown on drug trafficking.
In a memo to Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen, acting defense chief Patrick Shanahan wrote that he authorized the US Army Corps of Engineers to “immediately begin planning and executing up to $1 billion” in support of the range of activities necessary to seal “11 drug-smuggling corridors.”
The money was allocated by the Congress of the United States to the Pentagon for military uses . It isn’t the Pentagons to give away for other purposes, nor is it Donnie’s choice where that money goes.
I gotta say, this comes close to bordering on unconstitutional and illegal actions.