Or does anyone else think we need a major military takeover to stabilize them? I'm looking 10 years out, when we hand over total sovereignty back to Mexico, withdraw troops, leave the government, police force, and municipal services we have invested in, to establish a republic and representative government that is both equitable and sustainable to the Mexican people. 5 years out, we have repatriated 12% the population consisting of expats, that left because conditions no longer allowed them to provide for their family. Living in America allowed them to do that with both honor and regularity. The actions of the past 5 years now provide them an opportunity to make that happen in their own back yard. To resist corruption, to stand up for themselves, to devote their energies to strengthening their own country, while going to sleep at night in their own bed, next to their own wife. That they are men of honor dictated they leave their families, travel a thousand miles away or farther, sleep 4 to a room with equally committed men, eat little so there was more to send home, and work every second of overtime available, to provide. 2 years out, we have finally stamped out every vestige of every cartel, and declare victory. The death toll is in the 5 figures, with our troops, their troops, and all the innocents caught in between. Our success or failure at achieving this objective will be measured by the statisticians and theologians. 3 months out, we have achieved landfall along the northern, eastern, and western borders of Mexico. Airborne has secured both Mexico City and Tasco, and are radiating outward as resupply flights are landing at multiple international and regional airports. Day 30. Secondary troops are being deployed to relieve the expeditionary forces, some whom have been at the tip of the spear since Day One. Day 15 Ground troops have penetrated as far as 45 miles south of the Mexican/American border in some places, tertiary artillery barrages are now being more focused on holdout areas in large part to firsthand intelligence with the indigenous population. Day -30 The U.S. Border Service today began electronic surveillance in conjunction with Army, Air Force and Marine support in a joint effort to ascertain the present condition, specifically travel points heavily used by both illegal border crossings and drug cartel activity, in an effort to stem the present lax conditions along the U.S/Mexican border.