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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorWhitfield, Nathan S.
dc.dateDecember 2011
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:33:20Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:33:20Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10708
dc.description.abstractFollowing the attacks of September 11, 2001, border security and immigration have received increased attention. Public and political scrutiny have elevated and changed the priority of border security and immigration enforcement; from migrant workers seeking employment to counter-terrorism. However, the question remains: if United States law enforcement and security agencies are unable to stop the smuggling of drugs and illegal migrants across the southwestern border between the U.S. and Mexico, is it possible to prevent terrorists from gaining unauthorized and unaccountable entry into the heartland of the U.S.? A corollary question is: given attempts to restructure the immigration enforcement policy and infrastructure to deter illegal entry of terrorists, will it still be possible and lucrative for terrorists to attempt to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border? This research seeks to explore existing conditions that may facilitate or increase the likelihood that terrorists would seek to infiltrate personnel across the U.S.-Mexico border.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/travelingterrorh1094510708
dc.format.extentxii, 111 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBorder security.en_US
dc.titleTraveling the terror highway: infiltration of terror operatives across the U.S.-Mexico borderen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBlanken, Leo
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.description.serviceUS Army (USA) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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