President Donald Trump heads back to the Oval Office after attending an event establishing the U.S. Space Command, the sixth national armed service, in the Rose Garden at the White House August 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In another effort to fund his campaign promise of a Mexican financed border wall, President Donald Trump's newly appointed Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pulled funds from the Pentagon's construction budget. Federal budget law restricts the movement of appropriated funds within a federal agency and from one agency to another without congressional approval.

However, by declaring a national emergency, President Trump's DoD Secretary can raid military construction projects without asking Congress to approve the budget transfer. $3.6 billion of military construction projects are on the chopping block.

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US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes with Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In a memo addressed to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Patrick Shanahan, the Pentagon's acting defense secretary, confirmed that the Pentagon had transferred $1 billion in military personnel funding to construct President Donald Trump's proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The memo noted that the Department of Defense authorized the Army Corp of Engineers to begin planning and construction on 57 miles of fencing along the southern border, as well as improving roads in Yuma, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas.

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US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes with Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Pentagon has disclosed the list of projects President Donald Trump wants to divert funding from to pay for his proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. According to the list, which the Defense Department provided to Congress yesterday, the military would take the biggest hits, with dozens, possibly hundreds, of military construction projects at risk of delay or cancellation as a result of the national emergency the president declared last month.

Speaking to CNN, Lieutenant Colonel Joe Buccino, a spokesman for the Pentagon, said should acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan "determine that construction along the southwest border is necessary to aid the mission of military personnel supporting the Department of Homeland Security, some projects within this pool may be used to fund up to $3.6B in barrier construction."

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President Donald Trump at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The planned military parade President Donald Trump wanted ever since seeing a special Bastille Day parade in Paris, France, in 2017, gives people a few important points to ponder. *see end of article for continuing updates to this story

The foremost issue for many remains the fact that among the most vocally opposed to the parade Trump claims would honor active duty military and veterans, are active duty military and veterans.

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tells senators on the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee that President Donald J. Trump has assigned responsibility for determining the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to him. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

The Pentagon has been punishing reporters and restricting access to top Defense Department officials, Politico reported on Thursday. Journalists are becoming increasingly frustrated with the administration's lack of transparency and retaliatory behavior toward stories they don't like.

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President Donald Trump's June 2018 announcement of the Space Force inspired a theme song from The Gregory Brothers. (The Gregory Brothers/Youtube)

On June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his intention of creating another branch of the military that he dubbed Space Force.

During a meeting of the National Space Council, the President stated:

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U.S President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux, 2017 Bastille Day military ceremony on the Champs Elysees in Paris. (Photo by Antoine Gyori/Corbis via Getty Images)

During a closed door meeting with top Pentagon officials on January 18, 2018, President Donald Trump reportedly directed the military to plan a big parade for Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. Trump proposed this idea before, but Pentagon officials dissuaded him due to the logistical nightmare such an event creates. However this time was different.

“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” an anonymous military official stated to The Washington Post. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”

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