Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War (Fictional Intelligence)

ASCENSIÓN: A TALE OF THE MEXICAN DRUG WAR

Small Wars Journal is pleased to present an excerpt from Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War  by Small Wars Journal-El Centro Fellow Michael L. Burgoyne.

This fictional account—or FICINT (Fictional Intelligence)—describes the security situation in Mexico in an accessible manner.

Here the situation in Mexico is described through the lens of fiction and intelligence to depict future conflict scenarios grounded in reality.[1]  Is it ‘criminal insurgency,’ ‘civil strife,’ ‘crime wars,’ ‘non-international armed conflict (NIAC),’ or something else. Burgoyne seeks to inform the policy and operational debate surrounding insecurity and criminal armed groups (CAGs) in Mexico in this text.

Comments from the author:

In 2020, Mexico suffered over 35,000 homicides, marking another year of exceptionally high rates of violence that are comparable to a war zone. Mexican transnational criminal organizations drive the violence in Mexico and play a key role in the over 70,000 annual drug overdose deaths in the United States. Yet, Americans lack an understanding of the complex security situation just south of the border.

I am thankful to Small Wars Journal-El Centro for the opportunity to present an excerpt from, Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War.  I wrote the story as modern day western designed to bring the reader into a violent and complicated world where there are no easy answers. While the story is fiction, the events depicted are drawn from reality, which is documented in the accompanying notes section. These notes also include references to outstanding scholars that provide excellent analysis of the ongoing conflict in Mexico.

Finally, this excerpt is augmented with a brief interview with Alexei Chevez, a Mexican scholar and security practitioner with a deep knowledge of the nature of the internal stability struggles in Mexico.

My hope is that this work of fiction provides an engaging way to understand the very real and daunting security challenges the Mexican people face.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Refugee News Round-up: Third Week of March 2021

Refugee News Round-up: Third Week of March 2021

In case you are new to RRW, here are all of the contractors.  They worked to ‘elect’ Biden and as taxpayers you pay them millions annually to change America by changing the people.  Americans Last! is their motto!

 

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

 

In Mexico, Women Take the Front Lines as Vigilantes

Mexican Women Vigilantes

 

If you have not seen the documentary from 2015 Cartel Land, I recommend it.

The situation is untenable right now if you are a civilian living in certain parts of Mexico.

These cartels virtually INFECT every strata of society.

When your Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement are all too lazy or too corrupt to do anything, Only one course of action remains.

To Fight.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Another Brown Invasion?

Hondurans Hope to Storm Border in Honor of Biden

 

Another Soros Subsidized Brown Invasion Politically Timed for the Destruction of America.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

More Proof Multi-Culturalism is a DEADLY Lie

DACA Illegal Alien Charged With First-Degree Murder, Child Rape in Colorado

 

Another innocent life lost needlessly.

Stand Up to the Rising of the Red Tide.