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Militarization of U.s.-mexico Border






Publisher:  University of Texas Press
Summary: This provocative study argues that during the 1978-1992 period, U.S. immigration and drug enforcement policies and practices in the U.S.-Mexico border region became increasingly militarized. Timothy J. Dunn examines these policies and practices in detail and also considers them in relation to the strategy and tactics of the Pentagon doctrine of "low-intensity conflict." Developed during the 1980s for use in Central A...merica and elsewhere, this doctrine is characterized by broad-ranging provisions for establishing social control over specific civilian populations, and its implementation has often been accompanied by widespread human rights violations. Dunn demonstrates that U.S. immigration and drug enforcement practices in the southwestern border region have coincided with many key features of low-intensity conflict doctrine. His findings are supported extensively by material from U.S. government documents, investigative reports from mainstream and alternative presses, interviews with federal law enforcement personnel in South Texas, and reports from human rights advocacy organizations. The study reflects a concern for human rights conditions in the U.S.-Mexico border region and is informed by the belief that the "official" story is usually but one version of events and should not be accepted uncritically.

Dunn, Timothy J. is the author of Militarization of U.s.-mexico Border, published under ISBN 9780292715806 and 0292715803. Four Militarization of U.s.-mexico Border textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, three used from the cheapest price of $3.89, or buy new starting at $37.09.
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Militarization of U.s.-mexico Border

ISBN-13: 9780292715806

ISBN: 0292715803

Publisher: University of Texas Press
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