The USA announced its intention to reduce the number of soldiers on the border with Mexico

The American authorities have declared that will reduce the number of soldiers, located on the border of the USA and Mexico.
It is reported by the Associated Press, citing unnamed officials.

According to them, the military contingent will be reduced from 5.6 thousand to 4 thousand.

At the same time, the terms of deployment of American troops in the region will be extended until the end of January.
Earlier, the head of the Pentagon James Mattis confirmed reports that placed on the border with Mexico, American soldiers have the right to use weapons to protect customs officers from possible attacks by migrants.