Observations on the Costs and Benefits of an Increased Department of Defense Role in Helping to Secure the Southwest Land Border

Brief Description of Report

The cost of an increased DOD role to help achieve operational control over the southwest land border is determined largely by the legal status and mission of military personnel being used, specifically whether military personnel are responding under Title 32 or Title 10 of the United States Code.

Issued by: 
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Mon, 09/12/2011