Accession Number:

ADA545963

Title:

JIATF-SWB: Building an Operational Bridge for the Southwest Border

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-04-12

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The political, military, economic, criminal, and social difficulties brought on by the transnational nature of the illegitimate trade along the Southwest Border Area SWBA require a wide variety of solutions. Unfortunately, no single federal, state, local, or tribal agency has the jurisdiction or resources necessary to develop and sustain effective solutions on its own. To date, the United States coordinated efforts to combat this problem have experienced only modest results while accruing some harsh public criticism in the process. Significant improvements in inter-agency and international cooperation must be implemented before long-term, strategic solutions can be realized. Moreover, an operational level inter-agency coordination center is desperately needed to integrate the actions of the wide range of intelligence and law enforcement agencies along the SWBA. USNORTHCOM, as a supporting agency to the Department of Homeland Security DHS, maintains the military expertise sufficient to establish and administer an operational level Joint Inter-Agency Task Force - Southwest Border JIATF-SWB. This institution will facilitate intelligence sharing and coordinate international, federal, state, local, and tribal activities along the entire SWBA. In this endeavor, USNORTHCOM would provide essential staffing, basing, technical, intelligence, and training support to JIATF-SWB.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE