The Hammer and the Anvil: The Need for A Comprehensive Southwest Border Security Strategy
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL
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U.S. efforts to secure the Southwest border are at a tipping point. While the recent Merida Initiative is critical to enhancing Mexicos ability to deal with its own internal problems, the U.S. must not reduce its own border security efforts. All three efforts-at the ports of entry, between them, and the Merida Initiative-are complimentary. None can succeed in securing the Southwest border on its own, and all are critical components of a comprehensive border security strategy. As such, the U.S. Government should not reduce the funding for any of the components and should capitalize on a decade of success securing the border between the official ports of entry.
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