BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING AND HE’S HERE TO HELP

Facial recognition technology promises to help law enforcement identify and track suspicious individuals ideally revealing bad actors before they can commit acts of violence or other crimes. The more promising facial recognition becomes as a technology however, the louder grow the voices concerned about the potential invasion of privacy that such mass collection could or would […]

WHITEBOARD RESPONSE: SHOULD THE US MILITARY SECURE THE BORDER?

the problem at hand is one of enforcing laws rather than of imposing political aims by force. We thank everyone who submitted responses for our second Whiteboard! Below (in no particular order) were the best responses to the following question. What roles, if any, should the military have in policing the U.S. border?   1. Lieutenant […]

WHITEBOARD: SHOULD THE US MILITARY SECURE THE BORDER?

when the “threat” along the border grows … to an intersection between transnational organized crime and transnational terrorism, the clear distinctions we prefer may become clouded. For this Whiteboard, we polled members of the faculty who specialize in domestic security. They include reserve component officers, a visiting professor from the Department of Homeland Security, and […]

GOOD TOOL, WRONG TASK: ARMED FORCES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS

Employing the military to supplement civil law enforcement can be risky. Consider the following vignette. A mobilized National Guard squad patrols the U.S.-Mexico border when they encounter a group of taunting teenage boys across the chain-link fence. Tension escalates, and one of the Mexican nationals begins climbing the fence to taunt the soldiers more. As […]

THE MULTI-DOMAIN BATTLE: WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE HOMELAND?

Multi-domain battle follows a familiar but fallacious assumption of U.S. forces’ playing an ‘away game’ The security we have historically enjoyed between two oceans and with well-meaning neighbors to our north and south can no longer be relied upon. The new reality is clear: our adversaries, realized and potential, have declared and demonstrated intentions and […]