Project Shield America is an integral part of the U.S. ICE strategy of preventing illegal exporters, targeted foreign countries, terrorist groups, and international criminal organizations from trafficking in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and their components; obtaining and illegally exporting licensable commodities, technologies, conventional munitions, and firearms; exporting stolen property; and engaging in financial and other transactions which support these activities or which violate U.S. sanctions and embargoes. U.S. ICE is the first line of defense at our Nation's borders to protect the American public from international terrorism. Our mission in combating international terrorism is two-fold: Protect the American public from the introduction of WMD and other instruments of terror into the U.S. Prevent international terrorists and criminal organizations from obtaining WMD materials and technologies, arms, funds, and other support from U.S. and foreign sources.
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