The U.S. will send active military to its own Southern Border with Mexico to fight the drug trade.
President Biden authorized this by executive order. In a message to Congress, the President wrote this: “The authorities that have been invoked will ensure the Department of Defense can properly sustain its support of the Department of Homeland Security concerning international drug trafficking along the Southwest Border.”
Republicans have been calling for this and more. They want to troops to go even further south into Mexico but Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopes Obrador has condemned this and warned that the U.S. is not welcome to carry out law enforcement inside of Mexico. He says that the fentanyl crisis is a result of “societal weaknesses north of the border and the Chinese fentanyl being shipped to North America.”