04.04.17

Defeating a Sophisticated and Dangerous Adversary: Are the New Border Security Task Forces the Right Approach?

April 4, 2017 10:00 AM | HOUSE CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER (HVC) ROOM 210

Mexican drug cartels are a sophisticated adversary that continue to use advanced and novel tactics to move illicit drugs across the border. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should develop a counter-network approach that degrades and dismantles the cartel organization through the use of coordinated intelligence that leads to interdiction and ultimately the prosecution of cartel leadership  This hearing will examine the DHS’ counter network strategy and the recently authorized border security joint task forces that aim to better coordinate efforts to secure the border.

Opening Statements

Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Subcommittee Chairwoman
Opening Statement

Live Stream

Witnesses

Vice Admiral Karl Schultz
Director
Joint Task Force—East
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Chief Paul A. Beeson
Commander
Joint Task Force—West
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Ms. Janice Ayala
Director
Joint Task Force—Investigations
Homeland Security Investigations
Witness Testimony

Ms. Rebecca Gambler
Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Witness Testimony

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