Accession Number:

ADA603367

Title:

Military Assistance to Mexico: Use of Special Operations Forces

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The Mexican government has all but lost control of parts of its northern border and surrounding territories. Drug cartels have infiltrated these border areas along with Mexican police departments and judicial institutions. The U.S. Joint Forces Command USJFC compared Mexico to Pakistan, calling it a possible failed state. This problem is greater than the Mexican border as many U.S. cities have a cartel presence too. Solving the security threat in Mexico is important to the United States. The best support the Department of Defense DoD can provide to help the Mexican government strengthen their security institutions are the skills of the U.S. Special Operations Forces SOF.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE