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Pentagon puts brakes on 3 border barrier projects because of cost

Pentagon puts brakes on 3 border barrier projects because of cost

Pentagon stops work on 3 border walls

The Defense Department is no longer moving forward with three border  barrier projects in California and Arizona, according to a court filing Monday.

The move is a reversal of an earlier Pentagon authorization for about  20 miles of fencing, lighting and other border infrastructure that  would have used $2.5 billion in funds redirected from a counter-drug  fund. That authorization, announced Aug. 27, was based on what was then  determined to be “lower-than-expected contract costs.” But the Defense  Department revealed in the Monday filing that the department would not  be able to cover the costs of the project.

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