The Border Challenge: An Insider's Guide to Stopping Drugs at America's Borders

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University Press of America, Feb 16, 2012 - Political Science - 144 pages
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This book presents an insider’s view of the federal government’s dual mission to stop the flow of illegal drugs across our borders and to prevent streams of drug money from financing drug cartels, insurgents, and terrorists. Andrews focuses on current challenges facing federal drug enforcement agencies, how our strategies for enforcement have been redirected since 9/11, and why we require different strategies along our northern and southern borders and our ports of entry. This guide’s aim is to provide an operational view of drug enforcement to policymakers, law enforcement officials, think tanks examining drug interdiction issues, and military officials who assist federal law enforcement efforts. The Border Challenge will also be of interest to students of international development and social change and the next generation of criminal justice and law enforcement officials.
 

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Contents

CH01 Thresholds of Concern
1
Part I THE FEDERAL RESPONSETO FIGHTING DRUGS
9
Ch02 Organizing and Financing Drug Enforcement
11
Ch03 Political Leadership for Drug Policy
17
Ch04 Turf Wars Empower Drug Traffickers
35
Part II SECURING OUR BORDERS
39
Ch05 Fighting Drugs and Violence along Our Southwest Border
41
Ch06 Intercepting the Business of Illegal Drugs
52
Ch08 Fighting Drugs along Our Northern Border
69
Ch09 Fighting Drugs in Indian Country
73
Ch10 The DrugTerror Nexus
79
The Border Challenge
83
Acronyms and Abbreviations
91
Legislative Milestones and Popular Events in Controlling Illegal Drugs 19112011
94
Notes
105
Index
123

Ch07 Sharing Drug Intelligence after 911
59
Part III FORTIFYING NEAR AND DISTANT BORDERS
67

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T. Michael Andrews, JD, LLM, MA, teaches in the Homeland Security Program at the University of Maryland University College. He has been recognized for his efforts in fighting drug trafficking and drug-related crimes as a prosecutor at the state and tribal levels in Arizona and as chief prosecutor, deputy county attorney, and Special Assistant United States Attorney for the district of Arizona. From 2004 to 2008, Andrews served as a senior policy advisor and assistant director for the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement, US Department of Homeland Security, where he assisted efforts to plan and coordinate federal anti-drug activities.

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