Defeating a Sophisticated and Dangerous Adversary: Are the New Border Security Task Forces the Right Approach? Hearing before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the House Committee on Homeland Security, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, April 4, 2017 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is a testimony compilation of the April 4, 2017 hearing on "Defeating a Sophisticated and Dangerous Adversary: Are the New Border Security Task Forces the Right Approach?" held before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Martha McSally: "Now that we better understand the lengths to which the cartels will go to make the billions of dollars that they net every year, I want to shift our focus to the Department of Homeland Security's collective response and potential solutions for this immense task. I believe we should begin with the development of a counter-network approach that looks at disrupting every level of cartel operations. From the low-level scout on an Arizona hill-top guiding drug loads away from Border Patrol agents, to the local plaza boss taxing the movement of drugs and people through his area, to the cartel kingpins at the very top of the Sinaloa cartel." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Karl Schultz, Paul Beeson, Janice Ayala, and Rebecca Gambler.
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