Nine days until the book is introduced at the Police Writer's Conference in Vegas. And counting.
Interesting time here in the good old
US. While the government leaders seem ambivalent toward the principal of
holding closed our borders on the South West and the North, the civilian and
militry folks have deployed drones and task forces to do just that. I'm reading
the June 2012 issue of Military Officer magazine today. It diagrams the area of
responsibility for the combined effort of US Northern Command (NORTHCOM).
Here's how NORTHCOM is described;
"NORTHCOM's area of responsibility includes the continental U.S., Alaska,
Canada, Mexico, and surrounding waters out to approximately 500 nautical miles.
It executes its mission of homeland defense and civil support operations with
the help of several subordinate commands and through partnerships with the
Bahamas, Canada, and Mexico." (p. 53)
More than 60 different federal and
non-federal agencies, including Homeland Security, tie in with NORTHCOM to
secure our defense, and how does all of this interest me? My books are all
about Special Agents who are defending the borders against anything coming into
the country that would harm the U.S.
My hope is that the government would
give them a clear mission, allow them to carry out that mission, and that all
of the alphabet soup agencies working together actually work smoothly to a