This paper defines what “wireless” means in its distinct classifications and describes a number of the newest wireless technologies relevant to both the warfighter and the warfighter's enemies who range in levels of sophistication and cohesion. Additionally, it outlines how wireless technologies are increasingly more relevant to increasingly important aspects of government and military missions. Third, it discusses how such wireless technologies can mitigate one of the biggest challenges to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the world militaries—border and perimeter security. Finally, it demonstrates how Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) employed for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) support military and defense aspects of border security, which can be applied to Southeast Europe (SEE). Recommendations include the development of a BalkanWeb.org app to increase coordination via crowdsourcing, crowd sharing, and collaboration.
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