Tag: Surveillance and Reconnaissance

February 18, 2021

February 26, 2021

A briefing published by the Transnational Institute shows how leading US border security contractors and their campaign contributions have helped shape a bipartisan movement to militarize the border over the last 3 decades. Top companies donated $40 million to both parties during the 2020 election cycle.

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020
  • President Trump announces the launch of “enhanced counter-narcotics operations” by the military with increased “surveillance, seizures of drug shipment…and additional support.” Domestic military intelligence collection is an extremely controversial topic for the Department of Defense, which requires the National Guard to identify “intelligence” as “Incident Awareness and Assessment” (IAA) to avoid legal challenges. 

Tags: Civil-Military Relations, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance