The biggest threat to America’s safety and sovereignty continues to be ignored by the U.S. government: the thousands of unguarded miles along the border with Mexico.
More than just a conduit for illegal immigration, the Mexican border has become an avenue for a trillion-dollar drug trade, the human trafficking of underage girls fueled by America’s illicit sex markets, illegal entry by terrorists and the near-pandemic spread of deadly infectious diseases long thought conquered.
What is needed is nothing short of a policy overhaul in the areas of constitutional interpretation, federal drug policy, human trafficking laws, legal and illegal immigration policy and the control of infectious diseases.
Despite billions in government spending, the borders remain porous. Worse: The government is indifferent to this clear and present danger.
Christopher Hatley spent nearly three decades helping the U.S. Army plan for and conduct combat operations and now he’s turned his West Point training toward forging a rational federal response to the border crisis. His plan includes:
- Appointing a single military commander responsible
for securing the border
- A comprehensive, military defense of the border using land, air and sea forces
- Military engagement of international organizations bent on penetrating our defenses
- A focus on the entry of terrorists into the country
- Engagement on all levels with the countries most responsible for exploiting America’s failed border policies.