Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction – AOL News

WASHINGTON (AP) β€” The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday.Congress was notified of the move Friday. It follows the Pentagon’s decision in March to transfer $1 billion from Army personnel budget accounts to support wall construction. Some lawmakers have been highly critical of the Pentagon shifting money not originally authorized for border security.

Source: Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction – AOL News

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