Commentary - TransBorder Project

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Dysfunctional Drones Underscore Mission Mess at Homeland Security

by Tom Barry

Truthout, Jan-21-2015 | Article

President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson are committed to more drone surveillance of US borders. Over the past year, the president has called for emergency supplemental funding for DHS to fund a "sustained border security surge," including new funding for border drones... Read More »

CIP and Others Express Concern and Urge Congressional Leadership Regarding Counter Terrorism Partners

by CIP

Jun-17-2014 | Letter

CIP joins 16 other organizations in calling on Congress to not authorize the President's CTPF or the FY2015 NDAA... Read More »

The U.S. Must Curb Wasteful and Ineffective Spending at the Pentagon

by CIP

May-21-2014 | Letter

The United States must curb wasteful and ineffective spending at the Pentagon. Doing so will save billions of valuable tax dollars as well as help to make America safer with the hard decisions our national security requires... Read More »

Ah, Chihuahua! The changing character of the vast Mexican state that is our neighbor

by Tom Barry

Desert Exposure, Sep-04-2013 |

Facing a series of challenges that range from severe droughts to widespread drug-related violence, the people of Chihuahua have persevered. Tom Barry examines what the future will hold for the hardened Chihuahua natives... Read More »

Homeland Security Taps Generals to Run Domestic Drone Program: The Rise of Predators at Home

by Tom Barry

Truthout, Aug-07-2013 | Article

As drones are pushed by former generals, military-grade Predators have cost the Department of Homeland Security an enormous amount of money, with few results to show for it... Read More »

A Sotol Story

by Tom Barry

New Mexico Mercury, Jul-30-2013 | Article

The culture of the border region isn't just characterized by violence and armed soldiers, as Barry explains in this piece on the region's signature spirit, sotol.... Read More »

A Memorial for a Failed Border Policy

by Tom Barry

The MIT Press, Jul-15-2013 | Article

Congress's efforts to strengthen border security contribute to political goals, but do little to curb drug trafficking or increase safety at the border... Read More »

Cowboys and Indians

by Tom Barry

Boston Review, Jun-03-2013 | Article

As tensions rise in Chihuahua over water, farmers take to the streets in protest of the government's failure to protect their rights... Read More »

Magic and Realism in a Homemade Chihuahua Museum

by Tom Barry

New Mexico Mercury, May-23-2013 | Article

Through a visit to a homemade museum in Chihuahua, Tom Barry explores the region's water crisis from a different angle... Read More »

Drones Over the Homeland: From Border Security to National Security

by Tom Barry

Truthout, May-19-2013 | Article

Public attention and Congressional review, writes Barry, should focus on the increasing militarization of border control, especially in the management of the border drone program... Read More »

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