Weekly Security Digest - March 21, 2021
Top Border Patrol officials said officers are “overwhelmed” by the influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border, a spiraling “crisis” that intensified this week when a gun battle between rival cartel gangs broke out in a Texas town.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has claimed that the number of people looking to enter the U.S. at the sourthern border could be the highest in 20 years, but in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" he claimed that this is because of the Trump administration's actions, not policy changes that took place in the early days of President Biden's administration.
A sheriff whose county sits on the Mexican border said the new surge of migrants essentially has an open door into the United States — and he believes the “crisis” will only get worse if the Biden administration doesn’t take swift action.
Iran has made threats against Fort McNair, an Army post in the U.S. capital, and against the Army’s vice chief of staff, two senior U.S. intelligence officials said.
Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: U.S.-China talks endure rocky opening, Russian President Vladimir Putin challenges U.S. President Joe Biden after “killer” comment, and Europe’s medicine agency clears the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Thank you Millie for submitting Jerry Stivener to be Secure America Now’s Veteran of the Week.
"Jerry was in the army as a Huey crew chief. He served six years. He is the most patriotic man I know. He is my husband and I’m very proud of him."
Thank you for your service, Jerry!
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