Thursday, May 21, 2009

Definition of A Failed State

Back when SB was doing the College of Distance Education thing at the NWC, I used to read along with whatever open source material was available. I remember reading the definition of a failed state during the Joint Maritime Operations (JMO) phase.

An important criteria was "failure to control it's borders".

Say what you will about immigration laws and illegal immigration. Argue about the effects on our economy, justice system and social support system.

But all that aside...........

The United States must control it's borders.

Go watch the vid over at the Castle.


jeff said...

The weird stuff you can find with google. I'm in the JMO course, getting ready to write my 2 page paper on failed states, and I happen across your post...

BostonMaggie said...

If you are a Sailor in Newport taking JMO you should already have been following me. I am the Goddess of the Naval Blogging Strike Force. Good thing you found me in might have coulnted again your final grade.

Good luck with the course. If you ever want to bounce something off of a civilian....I am at your service. Seriously SB found that helpful.