TX Agriculture Commissioner Staples to Release Results of Study Mon. at Capitol by General Barry McCaffrey (Ret) and MG Robert Scales (Ret) on Violence Spillover and Resources Needed to Secure Texas Border

Sep 20, 2011, 15:04 ET from Robert Weiner Associates

Protect Your Texas Border Summit will bring generals, congressional leaders, local/state law enforcement, border residents together to discuss border security

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, September 26th, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples will roll out a detailed strategic assessment of the United States' southern border that chronicles the impacts of violent drug cartels and transnational criminal organizations. The assessment, authored by retired General Barry McCaffrey, the former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Program under President Bill Clinton, and retired Major-General Robert Scales, the former Commandant of the United States Army War College, details the problem in stark terms; gives a strategic analysis of the danger and threat to our nation; and advocates for expanded resources and attention to secure the border.


State Capitol ROOM 2E-9

Austin, TX


Monday, Sept. 26

Press Conference – 10:30 a.m.

Texas farmers and ranchers along the U.S.-Mexico border are becoming victims of intimidation, aggression and outright violence by armed trespassers that often have ties to Mexico's drug cartels. With alarming frequency, Texans along the border are subjected to illegal trespassing, property damage, armed pursuits and the illegal trafficking of people and drugs on their property. This border study will detail the resources needed to secure our border and protect our citizens.

Contacts: Robert Weiner 202-306-1700 or 202-329-1700 weinerpublic@comcast.net
for Gen. McCaffrey & MG Scales;
Bryan Black or Veronica Beyer for Commissioner Staples| (512) 463-7664  | 1-800-TELL-TDA  

SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates