Here's an excerpt from my latest article for Homeland Security Today's Correspondents Watch:
"If you asked Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano or El Paso Mayor John Cook if the violence associated with Mexico’s bloody drug war has spilled over into the United States, their answer would be a resounding “No!” But if you asked Southwest border region sheriffs and ranchers whose properties run along the border, some would answer with a resounding “Yes!” So who’s right? Unfortunately, no one can say. Because there is no official, standardized definition of spillover border violence spillover, its existence is in the eye of the beholder. During a time when US agencies and politicians are struggling to figure out what a secure border looks like and how to make it happen, the disagreements over spillover violence is tantamount to throwing fuel on a fire."
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