U.S. Border Security: An Integrated Approach
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI NEWPORT United States
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This paper examines the growing U.S. security concerns along the US-Mexican border due to the crime and violence brought on by the drug trade. Analysis of the drug trade and its impacts on security indicate that the MeridaBeyond Merida Initiative by itself is not increasing security along the southern border. This paper identifies an integrated approach along three lines of effort LOE as a more effective means of increasing security on the border. LOE 1 examines Mexican institutions LOE 2 examines the flow of weapons and money to drug trafficking organizations while LOE 3 examines U.S. drug demand. The paper goes on to explains how each LOE contributes to the integrated approach and provides recommendations along each LOE to increase its effectiveness and improve border security.
- Sociology and Law
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics