9780806525440

On The Line: Inside the U.S. Border Patrol

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806525440

  • ISBN10:

    0806525444

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-02-01
  • Publisher: Citadel
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Summary

In the wake of 9/11, the mission of the Border Patrol has been redefined, with emphasis shifting from stopping the flow of drugs and illegal immigration to the critical mission of protecting our vast borders from terrorist infiltration. Agents guard some 8,000 miles of U.S. borderlands using helicopters, four-wheel-drive trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, and snowmobiles, as well as patrolling on horseback, on bicycle, and on foot. These men and women possess unique skills that combine the best qualities of peace officers, humanitarians, and range-riding cowboys. Their knowledge of immigration law rivals that of many attorneys. Their job is lonely, difficult, and dangerous. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Erich Krauss is a freelance journalist and professional Muay Thai fighter who has trained many United States Border Patrol agents in hand-to-hand combat

Table of Contents

Prologue: On the Verge xi
The Cowboy Days
1(22)
A New Dilemma
23(24)
The Bandit Team
47(18)
The Art of Smuggling
65(22)
A Partial Solution
87(20)
Growing Sentiment
107(12)
Training the Elite
119(36)
The INS Disaster
155(18)
Terror Sweeping Inland
173(12)
Notes 185(6)
Index 191

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