DHS seeks Pentagon funds for 270 miles of border wall

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense officials say the Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to fund the construction of 270 miles of border wall this year as part of a counter-drug effort.

The officials say the request came in Wednesday, and the Pentagon is beginning what will be a two-week assessment to determine what will be approved.

The officials would not provide any cost estimates.

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