14 Dec, 2012
U.S. Southwest Border Security: An Operational Approach
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Brackin, Steve; Cole, Justin V.; Hester, Wesley; Pena-Guzman, Claudia P.; Taylor, Joshua; Schroeder, Robert D.; Young, Marcus
From the thesis abstract: "At the U.S. southwest border there exists the intersection of two distinct cultures, economies, political systems, and ideas of what comprises the national security interests of the U.S. and Mexico. Those security interests stem from a desire to prosper in the global economy while assuring the safety and security of their respective populations. The global economy requires the safe and expeditious movement of capital, goods and people to ensure the prosperity of its participants. While the expeditious flow of licit capital, goods and people across the southwest border provides for the national prosperity of the U.S. and Mexico, it remains a source of vulnerabilities to the national security and prosperity of each country as well. The vulnerabilities at the border include illegal migration, illicit trafficking in arms, drugs, people and black market goods, and the drug-related violence and impunity in certain areas that permit illegal activities."
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  • Authors
    Brackin, Steve
    Cole, Justin V.
    Hester, Wesley
    Pena-Guzman, Claudia P.
    Taylor, Joshua
    Schroeder, Robert D.
    Young, Marcus
  • Publisher
    U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
  • Date
    14 Dec, 2012
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): www.dtic.mil/
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  • Subject
    Borders and immigration/Border security
  • Resource Group
    Theses and dissertations (other)
  • Series
    Command and General Staff College (CGSC) MMAS Theses

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