Border Insecurity

Border Insecurity

Why Big Money, Fences, and Drones Aren't Making Us Safer

Book - 2014
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Discusses the challenges of keeping terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegal immigrants from entering the United States across land borders, stressing the importance of establishing a clear and comprehensive border security strategy.
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781137278906
Branch Call Number: 363.285 L863
Characteristics: 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Jul 11, 2014

In Border Insecurity: Why Big Money, Fences, and Drones Aren't Making Us Safer, Sylvia Longmire has done her homework in showing what many of us who are somewhat familiar with US/Mexico border politics have long suspected. The news media loves pairing down complex issues into simple headlines, but the problems and potential fixes of our border security are anything but simple.

Reading her interviews you'll notice a common theme throughout the book. Longmire focuses on the people who live and/or work near the border, and therefore offer up the most useful insight. To have a water cooler opinion of this issue, to profess seeing obvious solutions for securing our border, is to completely miss the nuances that are expected when a country like the United States shares a 2,000 mile land border with an economically poorer country like Mexico.


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