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Neverending Foreign Wars Are Keeping The United States From Fixing The Border Crisis

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What good is our powerful military stationed all over the world if on our very border there is a failing state?

 

It’s time for an overhaul of the U.S. national security establishment. No subjects of failed policy are more evident than Afghanistan and our southern border.

Afghanistan cost us $45 billion last year with little to show for it. Meanwhile, our southern border is awash with desperate human beings trying to make a better life in our great country. All the while narcotics are flowing across to feed our insatiable habit.

An incident just this week illustrated the violence escalating across the border in Mexico — this time against Americans, when a drug cartel ambushed the LeBaron family in broad daylight, killing at least three women and six children. All the while, the Mexican government fails to act.

Abraham Lincoln said as a young man:

From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia … could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.

His words are still true today. No other country in the world comes close to U.S. defense spending. The last fiscal year budget was $686 billion, which dwarfs every near peer threat. Money alone does not ensure victory, of course. Most importantly, no country possesses the strategic lift capabilities needed to truly threaten our existence as a nation through invasion. Some have nuclear capabilities, some have cyber influence capabilities — which can be more dangerous than physical military might — but none can threaten our homeland with conventional forces.:snip:

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15 hours ago, Geee said:
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Neverending Foreign Wars Are Keeping The United States From Fixing The Border Crisis
What good is our powerful military stationed all over the world if on our very border there is a failing state?

 

 

Libertarian Click Bait!!!  :wallbash:

The rest of the article, food for thought.

" High levels of poverty, violence, and political instability are strong drivers of immigration from Central America, and over the last few years, U.S. government programs aimed at addressing these drivers saw some significant success. The results were decreased immigration from at-risk areas."

One of the things Ellis Domenech is really talking about here is Nation Building south of our border. I thought we weren't supposed to be doing that anymore?

 

 

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