counter-narcotics


Assist. Secretary testifies on SW border trafficking



Assist. Secretary testifies on SW border trafficking
Earlier this week Amb. William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, testified before the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Brownfield spoke on U.S. counternarcotics assistance to Mexico, including the Merida Initiative. In his remarks, Brownfield discussed the U.S. role in… Read More

Report outlines lessons learned establishing interagency task force



Report outlines lessons learned establishing interagency task force

Earlier in February, the RAND Corporation released a report documenting lessons learned while establishing the Guatemalan Interagency Task Force Tecún Umán. The IATF was established for the interdiction of drug flow across the Mexican border...

Research suggests use of DoD-developed technology along U.S. border



Research suggests use of DoD-developed technology along U.S. border

The RAND Corporation recently completed research into Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration use of DoD-funded intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance technologies along the U.S. southern border...

CCO publishes book on illicit networks



CCO publishes book on illicit networks

The Center for Complex Operations recently published an edited volume addressing illicit networks and U.S. national security. Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization explores many aspects of transnational organized crime...

State releases International Narcotics Control Strategy Report



State releases International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Early in March, the Department of State released the 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. The report provides an overview of counternarcotics efforts by the governments of over 90 countries, including several U.S. departments and agencies...

IAS-001 (December 2012) U.S. Southwest Border Security



IAS-001 (December 2012) U.S. Southwest Border Security

This study focuses on security at the U.S. Southwest border, and begins with a broad view of border region issues before narrowing its focus to security and how DoD can support a whole of government approach to border security. The authors examined the border region from various perspectives and applied selected tools of anthropology, physical and cultural geography, and military doctrine.

IAP 10W (September 2012) Domestic Security Cooperation: A Unified Approach to Homeland Security and Defense



IAP 10W (September 2012) Domestic Security Cooperation: A Unified Approach to Homeland Security and Defense

Using a capabilities-based assessment model as a guide, this paper examines the current operational capabilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and NORTHCOM. The analysis highlights the capabilities required to combat current and future threats along the southwest border and identifies the gaps between existing and required capabilities.