El Rio De Gente: U.S. Military Role In Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multi-National (JIIM) Operations to Help Manage the River of People from Central America to the U.S.
National Defense University Norfolk United States
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This research merges complex issues and concepts and offers several recommendations for integrating U.S. military into solutions to the challenges to national security posed by illegal immigration. The broad overview of global migration was covered as background to develop the idea that migration through Central America is a leading U.S. national security issue. As a national security issue, there is a military component naturally associated with immigration. The U.S. military alone is not the solution to difficult global security issues including immigration. Consistent with U.S. national strategy represented in the CCJO 2020 makes it clear that early engagement is imperative to successful partnerships, interagency cooperation, and multi-national operations. Overall, building partnership capacity through increased join operations and cooperation with partner nations is a necessity from an economic perspective as well as a politically and logistically. The U.S. and U.S. military cannot maintain global security alone. Similarly, the migration facet as a threat to global and national security is also best managed though cooperation and partnership.