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Trump's shutdown may be about the wall, but it also endangers America's national security

While the longest shutdown in US history affects a vast measure of essential government services, this lapse in funding also poses a noteworthy security vulnerability, Matthew Flug writes in The National Interest.
The Department of Homeland Security has been impacted most heavily in terms of national security, accounting for 20 percent of the affected government operations and employees.
Border security is imperative, but so is ensuring that US security professionals “are able to support their families and fulfill their mission.”

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