Trump’s big idea: Deploy assassination teams to Mexico

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Christopher Fettweis

“Invading Mexico, which think tanks close to the former president have recommended, is a spectacularly bad idea for many reasons. Employing special forces to do the job, like Trump is apparently contemplating, may seem like a middle ground, an alternative that carries less risk and lower costs. While not as insane as an invasion, it would still be a dangerous, counterproductive and ultimately pointless endeavor. … Even if it proved possible to track down the kingpins, killing them would have little effect on the drug trade. Those proposing the special forces ‘solution’ to the fentanyl crisis do not appear to grasp the basic economics: Supply will always find its way to high demand, and new narcotics entrepreneurs will always arise.” (05/15/24)