Coast Guard Faces Challenges at Sea, and at the Budget Office

By RON NIXON July 4, 2017 ALAMEDA, Calif. — Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, commander of Coast Guard operations in the Pacific Area, has a challenge almost as vast as the ocean he patrols in search of drug traffickers, with responsibilities for an area that...

On the Mexican Border, a Case for Technology Over Concrete

Using surveillance equipment adapted from military use in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Border Patrol is creating what some experts call a “virtual wall.”

Fact Check: The Trump Administration’s Argument for a Border Wall

In anticipation of a debate over a proposed wall along the Mexican border, rhetoric about threats facing the United States has escalated.

Fact Check: The Trump Administration’s Argument for a Border Wall

In anticipation of a debate over a proposed wall along the Mexican border, rhetoric about threats facing the United States has escalated.

Patrolling the Border on Four Legs

Text by RON NIXON and PHOTOGRAPHS BY TODD HEISLER April 18, 2017 LA GRULLA, Tex. — Manuel Torresmutt, a Border Patrol agent, pulls his white and green Chevy Tahoe to the side of a deserted gravel road, framed on one side by...