28 Oct '13, 1am

Applying Counterinsurgency Doctrine as a Strategy to Defeat the Mexican Cartels

The situation in Mexico is dire. When the author began research on the Mexican Drug War in 2011 the death toll was at 35,000, by the midwinter of 2013 the death toll exceeds 60,000, a catastrophic acceleration.[50] Tragically, the human toll has now reached an Iraq like level. Most alarmingly, the cartels are rapidly advancing in their violence, techniques, and power. The cartels constitute a threat to the security of the United States. Decisive action is needed. The uncoordinated, poorly resourced, limited law-enforcement approach taken to date is useless. What is needed is a strategic, focused, well-equipped campaign; operationally designed upon successful counterinsurgency techniques. This is not to say that we re-create the French situation in Algiers, the British situation in Malaya, or the American situation in Vietnam. It is to say that through a combined, joint, in...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/applying-counterinsu...

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