"The National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy (Strategy) sets forth the Administration's plan to prevent the illegal trafficking of drugs across the U.S.-Canada border. This Strategy was mandated by the U.S. Congress in the Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act of 2010. This document builds upon the understanding of shared responsibility articulated in Beyond the Border: A Joint Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness (Beyond the Border). Undertaken by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2011, this agreement acknowledges the unique relationship shared by the United States and Canada, which share a 5,225-mile border that is the longest in the world between two countries. […] Beyond the Border identifies four key areas of cooperation through which Canada and the United States can pursue a perimeter approach to security, working together within, at, and away from the borders of our two countries. The key areas of cooperation are: Addressing Threats Early; Trade Facilitation, Economic Growth, and Jobs; Integrated Cross-border Law Enforcement; and Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity. Through integrated cross-border law enforcement, the United States and Canada are building upon existing relationships, programs, and policies; seeking further opportunities to pursue national security by disrupting TCOs; and improving our information sharing, allowing us to use our resources more efficiently and effectively to curb the flow of illegal narcotics and money across the Northern border."
|Publisher:||United States. Office of National Drug Control Policy|
|Retrieved From:||White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/|