Re-Framing the United States/Mexico Border Violence Situation: Strategic Campaign Planning in Action
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This paper argues that to counter border spillover violence, America must control the border with Mexico and generate the public and political commitment to do so. This study applies a military problem solving methodology to identify how best to counter spillover violence. The methodology, which is described in a student text at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, enables the author to sift through the data of six prominent, recent studies which address the U.S.-Mexico drug problem. The conclusions and emphasis that arise from the methodology discern that border control, which is downplayed in the six prominent studies, should be--in fact--the U.S. governments critical focus.
- Government and Political Science
- Sociology and Law
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Unconventional Warfare