Sylvia Longmire is a former air force officer. She also worked as a senior intelligence analyst for the California State Terrorism Threat Assessment Center. Longmire is regularly interviewed by national media outlets, including FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and BBC News. Her first book, Cartel:The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars, published in September 2011, was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her second book, Border Insecurity: Why Big Money, Fences, and Drones Aren’t Making Us Safer, was published in April 2014.