Analysis of the Development and Effectiveness of the United States Border Patrol Strategic Plans, 1994-2013   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the thesis abstract: "As threats against the United States (U.S.) evolved over time, so did the strategy of the United States Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to keep unlawful persons from crossing into the U.S. at locations other than at designated ports of entry. This thesis analyzes the three strategies that the USBP developed since their inception in 1924. It reviews the themes of the three strategies and identifies their variations as the environment along the southwest border and the USBP as an organization changed over time. In order to assess the environment along the southwest border, the author examined the following variables: Political, Military, Economic, Social, Infrastructure, and Information (PMESII). In order to assess the USBP, the author analyzed the following variables: Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, and Facilities (DOTMLPF). The use of these two methods of analysis throughout the three time frames during which each strategy was implemented, assisted to provide a similar research and comparison basis for each strategy."

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