Sep 9, 2011

The Border: Military on the Border Combating Transnational Drug Threats

Border Lines: "Remember when there was all the concern in the 1990s among activists and progressive policy advocates about the militarization of the border? ....

Over the past ten years, however, questions about the appropriateness of having the U.S. military--and U.S. intelligence apparatus--directly involved in border control operations have faded. There is a bipartisan consensus around a post-9/11 concept of border control called border security. ...

The Bush administration institutionalized the border security framework, and the Obama administration is putting its own mark on border security policy with its new strategy to combat transnational threats. As part of this new overlay, DHS has created the Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats (ACTT) in Arizona.

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