US Border Patrol Are Securing The Iraq Border Instead Of Our Own.

As part of nation-building efforts in Iraq, U.S. forces have been tapped to perform duties that go beyond their regular military training. But establishing order at the country’s out-of-control borders proved too difficult a task for soldiers, so the Defense Department is looking to other uniformed experts for a little help. For nearly a year, U.S. Border Patrol and Customs agents, both now working under U.S. Customs and Border Protection, have been quietly dispatched to help establish Iraq’s new Department of Border Enforcement.

The program hasn’t gone without criticism. Some politicians and leaders with the Border Patrol’s national union have argued that agents are badly needed at U.S. borders, not abroad.

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