Accession Number : ADA601167


Title :   Bordering on Failure: Mexican Instability, Drug Wars, and the Threat to U.S. Security


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Graham, Brandon W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601167.pdf


Report Date : 19 Apr 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : Mexico is facing a crisis of monumental proportions. An evolving drug war, driven by U.S. demand, dominates the Mexican landscape and increasingly terrorizes the daily life of its inhabitants. The war engages the Mexican government, executing a relatively new anti-drug policy, against powerful drug trafficking organizations, which are fighting amongst themselves for territory and resources at previously unseen levels. The conflict is evolving in scope and scale and spillover incidents are moving across Mexico's northern border into the United States with greater intensity.


Descriptors :   *DRUG SMUGGLING , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , INSTABILITY , MEXICO , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE