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Gov. Newsom Plans to Withdraw Troops from U.S.-Mexico Border

Governor Gavin Newsom is set to withdraw several hundred troops from the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday.

Posted: Feb. 11, 2019 10:27 AM

CALIFORNIA - Governor Gavin Newsom is set to withdraw several hundred troops from the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday.

Newsom plans to change the missions of around 350 California National Guard Troops pending approval from the U.S. Department of Defense. 

He plans to redeploy 110 troops to assist with wildfire preparation and 150 will work on the state's counterdrug task force program. 

About 100 troops will continue working with the federal government combating transnational drug and gun smuggling. 

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