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Mar 31

National Guard Troops: Back to the Border?

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The violence at the southern border due to drug smuggling is not a new development.  But the increasing violence by these drug cartels has exploded and spilled over into border counties in the United States.  Responding to calls to deal with the drug cartels, President Obama recently stated that he would consider sending the National Guard down to the southern border.  Join us as our panel of experts discusses the current situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and assesses whether or not the deployment of the National Guard there is the right answer.

More About the Speakers

Ray Walser, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Analyst for Latin America,
The Heritage Foundation

Steven Bucci, Ph.D.
Cyber Lead, Global Leadership Initiative, IBM, and
former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Homeland Defense,
Department of Defense

Edward Alden
Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow,
Council on Foreign Relations

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