For nearly 40 years, Mexico's armed forces have been engaged in tasks more closely aligned with public safety than national security. This issue brief examines the challenges of assigning internal security duties to the military and argues for a new law that governs the country's safety and security.
Payan, Tony and Correa-Cabrera, Guadalupe. "Mexican Armed Forces and Security in Mexico." Issue Brief, no. 05.31.16 (2016) James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University: http://www.bakerinstitute.org/research/mexican-armed-forces-public-safety/.