While we're focused on fighting halfway around the world, a viscious drug war is brewing on our doorstsep. A U.S. military report says Mexico is in danger of a sudden collapse.
"The Mexican possibility may seem less likely, but the government, its politicians, police and judicial infrastructure are all under sustained assault and press by criminal gangs and drug cartels. How that internal conflict turns out over the next several years will have a major impact on the stability of the Mexican state. Any descent by Mexico into chaos would demand an American response based on the serious implications for homeland security alone."