Military presence along border in Southern Arizona about to increase.

Image: The military's presence along the Mexican border will…


The military’s presence along the Mexican border will be bolstered this month when more troops and equipment are deployed to Southern Arizona, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Thursday.

Joint Task Force-North, which oversees military operations along the U.S.-Mexico border, will send additional troops, vehicles and equipment to Arizona and New Mexico in mid-February, the Border Patrol said.

The Defense Department said at that time it would be sending more helicopter and planes to patrol the border early this year.

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