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Trump's wall threatens nation's defense

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Kudos to the Pentagon for shedding more light on an enduring mystery of Donald Trump's administration: Who will pay for building a wall along the 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico?

The answer: Not Mexico, as the president has frequently declaimed, but American taxpayers _ at the expense of the nation's defense.

The Defense Department recently sent lawmakers a list of about $3.6 billion in military construction projects that would be deferred to pay for Trump's wall.

This diversion comes on top of the $601 million the administration has redirected from the Treasury Department's forfeiture fund and an additional $2.5 billion it has hijacked from the Pentagon's other priorities.

This is worse than just budget gimmickry. Weigh........

© The Korea Times