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Accession Number ADA590275
Title Mexican Cartels: Threat and Response.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 32p
Personal Author N. P. Vavich
Abstract Mexico began an all-out offensive against Mexico's transnational drug cartels in 2006, calling the Army and Navy to assist police with law and order. After six years the Mexican cartels still threaten U.S. interests and remain a national security threat to the United States. The U.S. and Mexico are inextricably linked economically, geographically, and culturally and threats to U.S. interests posed by the cartels require focused attention. While significant spill-over violence has not yet reached the U.S., the cartels have expanded operations in the U.S. and their brutal violent acts in Mexico impact U.S. interests. This paper argues that the war on drugs in Mexico has been a failure and that a new approach is needed. The United States and Mexico must continue to work together in order to diminish the levels of violence within Mexico, prevent spillover violence into the United States, and diminish the influence of the cartels. Finally, this paper will recommend changes to the current strategy to achieve those ends.
Keywords Arms control
Border security
Criminal justice system
Drug cartels
Drug wars
Full-spectrum high-intensity policing
Law enforcement
Los zetas
National security
United states government
Us-mexico policy

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92C - Social Concerns
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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