This is because the systems put in place to monitor, control and prevent cross-border movement of drugs are perceived to be failing steadily. With increased violence along the trafficking routes as the cartel lords fight each other for control there is no doubt that there is urgent need for the US and Mexico as mutual participants in the harmful effects of this trend to get back to the drawing board and restructure their approach to the issue with regard to border security, corruption in the Mexican systems of governance and the drug prohibition campaigns. Altogether it is sound to suppose that the drug war in Mexico is failing because of the unsecured U.S./Mexico border, Mexicos corrupt infrastructure, and drug prohibition strategies that rarely work.
With the recent declaration by President Obama that drug use with the damaging effects it causes must be reduced, our focus shifts on some of eh contributing factors that have led to the prevalence in the vice and activity that the US generally acknowledges as “the greatest organized crime threat to the United States” in the recent times Seelke (4). Even with very high spending on the threat there still looms the dangers of failure in the war whose humiliation to the US might be worse than the Vietnam War while to the world it will be a sign of the failure of humanity. As the Mexican authorities acknowledge, the problem is a shared one and will require a shared solution from the border point to other areas within the countries. However, the Mexico/US border is considered the firing engine that provides the fuel the cartels need to propagate their activities.