The Real National Security Challenges at the Border

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The iconic and controversial iron border wall between the USA and Mexico

The Cipher Brief is taking a look this week at the national security situation along the southern border.

On NBC, the only Congressional Republican who represents a district along that border said on Sunday that officials aren’t focused enough on the issue of human smuggling.  Congressman Will Hurd said he believes the issue should be a national intelligence priority. “We need to make sure that countering human smuggling is a national intelligence priority so that we have CIA, the NSA, the FBI working with our allies in those countries to stop root causes there” the Congressman told Meet the Press.

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