Accession Number:

ADA555187

Title:

American Armed Forces in Mexico? Not Any Time Soon

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

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 United States has taken a whole-of-government approach to assist Mexico in its efforts against the DTOs, this paper will focus on cooperation between the two nations militaries. Specifically, the paper will tackle the suggestion that the United States should deploy armed forces to Mexico to assist the Mexican military. The paper reviews Mexican legislation, explains historical Mexican anti-American biases, and identifies four additional challenges to U.S.-Mexico joint military operations. The author concludes with several recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE