"The intent of this SRP is to study the feasibility of deploying the U. S. Army, Marines or National Guard on the U.S. border with Mexico. The SRP will study whether such a deployment can effectively deter the smuggling of illegal narcotics and immigrants. The SRP will review the threat posed to U.S. national security by the smuggling of narcotics and aliens especially after 9/11 the diplomatic impact with Mexico the impact on local U.S. border communities and the possible nature of the military's task. The SRP will analyze the pros and cons of a deployment of U.S. military units on the Mexican border and how it may be conducted in conjunction with the cooperation of civilian agencies such as DEA and the Border Patrol."
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