U.S. Border Security: An Integrated Approach
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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This paper examines the growing U.S. security concerns along the U.S.-Mexican border due to the crime and violence brought on by the drug trade. Analysis of the drug trade and its impact on security indicate that the MeridaBeyond Merida Initiative by itself is not increasing security along the southern border. This paper recommends 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 and LOE 3 examines U.S. drug demand. The paper explains how each LOE contributes to this integrated approach, and it recommends changes to the Beyond Merida Initiative and U.S. policy to improve border security.
- Government and Political Science
- Sociology and Law