Booz Allen Hamilton

Mexican Drug Cartel


Glenn Harned
is a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading strategy and technology consulting firm. His specialty is Irregular Warfare and Complex Operations.

In this segment, Harned discusses the drug war that is currently engulfing a portion of the United States–Mexican border and its potential for the realization of narco-terrorism.

Harned explains that this problem is a potential avenue for terrorists and extremists to cross the border into the United States. He makes the following key observations:

  • Because of the Mexican drug problem, the United States faces the prospect of a failing state on our southern borders.
  • Our opponents are using the nation’s southern states as sanctuaries for Mexican drug cartels.
  • This problem cuts across distinctions between being a domestic security issue and a foreign security issue.
  • A mission integration approach to the problem is needed for stabilizing the southern borders.

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