Brazil's Cooperative Border Strategy - Major General Braga Netto at the 15th Annual Western Hemisphere Colloquium
Major General Walter Braga Netto
Brazilian Army, Miltary Attache to the United States and Canada, Embassy of Brazil
15th Annual Western Hemisphere Security Colloquium
May 21-22, 2012
The 15th Annual Western Hemisphere Security Colloquium was held on May 21 -22, 2012 at National Defense University, hosted by the Institute for National Strategic Studies, in partnership with the Inter-American Defense Board, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the United States Southern Command.
Titled "Rethinking Hemispheric Security and Strategy: Ten Years after the Mexico City OAS Declaration" the two day Colloquium featured panels on The Americas in Global Security Affairs, Sub-regional Contributions to Regional Security, Making Inter-American Reference Points on Security and Defense more Useful, Strengthening Military Capacities, Adapting Traditional Defense Tools to New Conditions, and Lessons Learned.
Major General Walter Braga Netto, Military Attache to the U.S. and Canada, presented a case study on "Brazil's Cooperative Border Strategy." Covering 9,760 miles, Brazil borders 10 countries in an area of 3,287,360 miles, and a coast line of 4,600 miles. Contraband trafficking such as weapons, munitions, drugs, and environmental crimes are just some of the issues the government and military face. Braga Netto's comprehensive presentation examines the strategic approach to such a complex issue, and shares lessons learned for the present and the future.
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