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Chapter 37 of the McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook explains the formidable task of securing the nation’s land, sea, and air borders through which millions of people, planes, trucks, and containers pass annually. The need to improve control over the borders was highlighted dramatically by 9/11. Meeting that need will be complicated and will involve many stakeholders, including foreign allies and trading partners, the private sector, the local governments that have a substantial interest in fees and revenues from ports and airports. This chapter reviews the main policies that have recently been created to strengthen our borders and suggests possible future issues.

Reprinted with permission from The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook, Chapter 37, pp. 587-612. Copyright © 2006 The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.

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