NEW ORLEANS - A member of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team stands watch over a secured area as a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., flies overhead during a training exercise in the Gulf of Mexico. The MSRT is the Coast Guard's advanced interdiction force for higher risk law enforcement and counter-terrorism operations. This image has been altered for security purposes. USCG photo by PA1 Adam Eggers

Protecting our borders: Southwest border security

When most Americans think of the Southwest border, they likely think of the terrestrial border that dates back to encounters with Santa Ana and beyond, and manifest themselves modern day threats from the likes of Los Zetas, La Familia and […]