The Pentagon on Tuesday announced it would use $3.6 billion in military construction funding to pay for President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall.
The move, which was authorized by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, will impact 127 different construction projects, Department of Defense officials told reporters.
Officials said that half of the money — $1.8 billion — would come from planned international projects and the other half, if needed, would come from domestic projects.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Elaine McCusker did not give details on which projects would be put on hold, saying they wanted to notify members of Congress first. That’s expected to happen on Wednesday.