American Armed Forces in Mexico Not Any Time Soon
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI NEWPORT United States
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The United States geography, economy and people are intertwined more closely with Mexico than any other country. This important relationship requires the U.S. government to pay attention to what occurs across Mexicos political, economic and social domains. Mexico-based transnational drug trafficking organizations DTOs are a concern to both governments. While the U.S. has taken a whole of government approach to assist Mexico in their efforts against the DTOs, this paper will focus on cooperation between our militaries. Specifically, the paper will tackle the suggestion that the U.S. should deploy armed forces to Mexico to assist the Mexican military. This paper reviews Mexican legislation, explains historical Mexican anti-American biases and then identifies four additional challenges to U.S.-Mexican joint operations in Mexico. It concludes with several recommendations.
- Sociology and Law
- Government and Political Science