Accession Number:

ADA589191

Title:

U.S.-Mexico Border: America's Unlocked Backdoor

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The Southwest border presents a significant threat to U.S. national security. The U.S. government must meet the challenge to secure Americas unlocked back door from the dual threat of transnational organized crime and terrorist groups who are working together to enter. The United States is spending billions of dollars and hiring tens of thousands of workers to support the current strategies designed to secure the border. Despite these efforts, the Southwest border remains porous and vulnerable. The problem is not with U.S. Southwest border policy end-states. The problem is with the current strategies to achieve them. The strategic adjustments needed to achieve these end-states require a whole-of-government approach. These strategic adjustments need to occur in the domestic, informational, military, and economic elements of national power. The United States also must gain domestic and international support to address the complexities associated with border security.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Civil Defense
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE