On Security

It Will Take More Than a Wall to Solve Border Crime

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Dec 1, 2016 | 08:05 GMT
A view of Nogales from the American side of the U.S.-Mexico border. If walls were an effective way to halt the cross-border movement of contraband, cartels would not bother to expend so much blood and treasure to capture cities like Nogales.
A view of Nogales from the American side of the U.S.-Mexico border. If walls were an effective way to halt the cross-border movement of contraband, cartels would not bother to expend so much blood and treasure to capture cities like Nogales.
(FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

No matter what kind of barrier the U.S. government tries to build along its border with Mexico, it will be impossible to stop the flow of drugs and people north -- or the flow of guns and money south -- so long as there is money to be made in the process....

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