Trump declared a national emergency to secure federal funds for the construction of a wall at the southern border, passing Congress after legislators refused to meet his multi-billion dollar request for funding the border wall. the financing of military drugs and $ 3.6 billion of military construction money will be transferred to the wall. But Shanakhan will get the final word about how much of the program will be spent.
A military official said that Shanakhan would probably approve a figure of 3.6 billion dollars.
"I think I have a lot of freedom of action," Shanakan told reporters in a flight from Munich to the United States on Saturday. "You can trust figures in terms of potential. Then you have to marry her where the money will be spent."
One of the areas that will not be affected is military housing, ̵
According to Trump's statement on the state of emergency, Shanakhan also needs to determine whether border barriers are needed to support the use of armed forces.
"I have not decided, so I will do tomorrow," said Shanakhan. "But I just want to say this: we adhere to the law, using the rules, and we do not bend the rules."
Shanahan will receive a full briefing from the secretaries. a service representative in the next few days about potential money-making programs, as well as other details after the initial planning, said the defense spokesman for journalists.
"The joint headquarters determines which bar should be a priority along the southwest border in terms of military perspective ", – said the defense spokesman who spoke against the background.
"I will come in and review this analysis now when an emergency situation has been announced," said Shanakhan. "On this basis, we can make an assessment of what would be appropriate."