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Worried that proposed attacks on cartels could lead to US casualties?

Drug Dealer Placing Drug Bricks into Suitcase is Arrested by a Fully Armed Special Anti-Narcotics Task Forces Soldier. Dealer Raises Hands and Surrenders. A lot of Drugs and Drug Producing Equipment Lying Around.

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Former President Donald Trump, former United States UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have all suggested in some form or other that if they became President they would take the fight to the Mexican drug cartels which right now have operational control of our Southern border.

Speaking of military action, one presidential candidate said "We're not going to wait. We're not going to let any more Americans die," Nikki Haley told Reuters earlier this month. "Either (Mexico) does it, or we do it. But one of us is doing it."

Trump apparently asked his Defense Secretary in 2020 if he could send missiles into Mexico to take out drug Labs, Mark Esper recalled in his memoir. He said that his reply was that it would be illegal and an act of war.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has said he would have a shoot-on-sight policy for members of the cartels.

There are many who are warning of the risk to American citizens should such a policy be enacted.

According to Reuters "You send over a SEAL team. You take out a cartel leader. Okay, now who's in charge? This could create the blowback effect of fracturing the cartels," said a U.S. military officer with experience in Mexico, speaking on condition of anonymity. "We create more and more violent splinter groups that are harder to contain."

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