Serial No. 112-83: Boots on the Ground or Eyes in the Sky: How Best to Utilize the National Guard to Achieve Operational Control, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, April 17, 2012   [open pdf - 311KB]

This is the April 17, 2012 hearing on "Boots on the Ground or Eyes in the Sky: How Best to Utilize the National Guard to Achieve Operational Control," held before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. From the opening statement of Candice S. Miller: "For almost 25 years, the Department of Defense has been a key partner in supporting the Border Patrol's efforts to secure the Nation's southwest and maritime borders, and has worked tirelessly to prevent illicit drugs and illegal immigrants from crossing our borders, so I would like to first thank the men and women from the Department of Defense, as well as within the Department of Homeland Security who have contributed to the security of our homeland. The reality is that our physical border, the actual line in the sand, should not be the first line of defense--it should be part of a layered approach to border security that begins overseas. We should use every tool of National power to detect, deter, and prevent drug and human smugglers, as well as others who would do us harm, from ever getting to the border. The Department of Defense has, and I suspect, will continue to play an important role to help us secure the border into the future." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Candice S. Miller, Henry Cuellar, Paul N. Stockton, Ronald D. Vitiello, Martin E. Vaughan, John Nichols, Brian J. Lepore, and Sheila Jackson Lee.

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