Controlling national borders is important to Iraq’s security and territorial integrity, but the same strategy isn’t necessary to protect America’s interests?

President Barack Obama committed U.S. military forces to border security Wednesday, calling it his “No. 1 focus.”

Unfortunately, he wasn’t talking about the U.S. border with Mexico, but the border between Iraq and Syria.

Obama said renewed efforts to strengthen the border were necessary to prevent dangerous militants from crossing between the countries at will, according to Real Clear Politics.


Obama made the remarks after being asked whether the United States was winning the war against Islamic State militants. The short answer: It’s too soon to tell.

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