Insecure borders may do more harm than war to the institutions, practices, treaties, laws and norms that have sustained the present international order and supported global commerce. The nations of the world recognize that the policies and technologies that led to the rapid globalization of commerce and travel have also created serious threats to the security of almost all nations. Opponents of a secure U.S. border need to recognize that other countries are aggressively pursuing upgrades to their border security systems. Border security has become a major business. A number of U.S. companies, many with experience as a result of their work in Iraq and Afghanistan protecting U.S. forces, are now applying their expertise to the global problem of border security. I have written about the worldwide drive to secure national borders for RealClearDefense here.
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