After the late-2013 “recent round” of missiles being fired into Israel by Hamas, the Jewish State immediately took that that terrorist group to task destroying missile launchers and getting rid of smuggling tunnels. Only problem is that within a week or two there was a cease fire negotiated with that terrorist organizations and new tunnels had been dug and the smuggling of missile parts – reloading continued. Smuggling tunnels between the US and Mexico are also a big problem. Our authorities are getting more sophisticated all the time and billions of dollars drugs are smuggled yearly through these tunnels.What have we done? We’ve used high-tech tools, satellite imagery, and real world intelligence, but unfortunately we are not getting them all. Still, we’ve done a decent job causing those smuggling routes to change drastically due to the bottleneck this caused for the smugglers. They’ve even used high tech seismic studies which can reveal tunnels.UPI had an interesting article on December 10, 2012 titled; “Seismic study aimed at smuggler’s tunnels,” which stated; “An effort to use seismic waves to detect tunnels dug by smugglers of drugs, weapons or people is proving difficult with mixed success. Scientists at the Sandia National Laboratories in NM have nearly completed a 2-year study with the goal of better understanding the nature of ground around tunnels and why seismic data can reveal some tunnels but misses others.”In 2013 there were some Earthquake studies done in California as well which also led to revealing potential underground tunnels along the border, remember it is a very small zone, easy to concentrate on as the tunnel must obviously travel under the border if it is to work for the smugglers. I’d like to propose another technology, terrain recognition. We should base this on the probability of what the terrain looks like now, what it should look like based on fractal mathematical patterns of erosion. We should then use the DOD satellite and drone terrain recognition strategies used and merge the two.This plus the known areas of previous tunnels could help us design a set of variables and probabilities and then hone in on the data in specific areas and look for things that don’t appear to be right, slight changes. Best of all we can use computational mathematics and modeling to find them for us. As we get the remaining smuggling tunnels we shut down the supply chain routes of the bad guys, giving us more intelligence and stopping the flow of whatever is trying to get in which shouldn’t be here in the first place. Please consider all this and think on it.Reference: Back Up Material Leading to This Concept:1. Research Paper; “The use of multi temporal LiDAR to assess basin-scale erosion and deposition following the catastrophic January 2011 Lockyer flood, SE Queensland, Australia,” by Jacky Croke, et. al.