Accession Number:

ADA525076

Title:

A Problem Reframed: Expanding the USSOUTHCOM Role in Border Security

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

In the aftermath of 911, border security assumed increased importance. Concerted cooperation between civilian and Department of Defense agencies followed. And while significant progress has been made, there remain areas in need of improvement. The role of the U.S. Southern Command USSOUTHCOM would be one such area. By identifying common objectives, the Department of Homeland Security DHS, U.S. Northern Command USNORTHCOM, and USSOUTHCOM could more effectively coordinate efforts, expand the USSOUTHCOM role in protecting the U.S. southern border, and thereby improve border security and homeland defense as a whole. This paper will examine the current threat, current successes in addressing this threat, a specific area in need of improvement, and a proposed solution. The proposed solution will then be examined for strengths and weaknesses in the context of operational art, and counterarguments will be explored.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Civil Defense
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE