Mexico’s drug war is an active conflict that has been ongoing for 10 years, and currently still continuing. The war involves rival cartels fighting against each other for power and control of the drug trade. The intense conflict surrounding the drug war in Mexico has passed over the border and into the United States, luring the U.S into the involvement of the drug conflict. The Mexican Drug war is so intense and violent that it has killed between 30,000-40,000 people and even extended further than Mexico’s own people since the beginning of December 2006 The Mexican drug war is recognized as a criminalizing act that can lead to a uproaring chaos within society. The U.S Drug Enforcement Agency has documented that “Mexican drug cartels are fueling the U.S. heroin epidemic, producing crime and violence, and doing “tremendous harm to our communities.” The drug war not only harms people from their country, but it has an effect on neighboring countries as well. Mexico’s drug involvement influences other countries to be involved in the trade. This influence increases the flow of drugs, and drug networking which can result into economic mishaps, and conflicts between different drug networks. According to a 2012 report from the CRS, it stated that ” More than 95% of the cocaine destined for the U.S. market now flows through Mexico” Popular consumed drugs, whether they are legal, or illegal enter the United States in different strategic ways along the U.S.-Mexican border. The drugs brought from Mexico are usually stored in Texas, or Southern California, and from then on distributed throughout the United States through different partnering organizations, which are linked in directly to the Mexican Drug Cartels. The Mexican Drug War has killed between 30,000-40,000 people (PBS.ORG), in which these people are civilians, cartel henchmen, and federal employees. Kidnappings and murders directly related to the drug cartel violence have spilled over the border into Southern Texas, and Mexican Drug Cartels are now escalating their violence in order to counteract the aggressive strategy of the central government. (CFR.ORG)The United States-Mexico border is recognized to have the most intense trafficking in the world. (Beittel, “Mexico’s Drug Trafficking Organizations”) The United States criminalized the the economic strategy that services the use for recreational drugs. Due to Mexico having a weaker and more corrupt system of government, the temptation to partake in illegal activities to Mexico is normal. When the United States started its War on Drugs, the Coast Guard moved to shut down the drug trade through the Caribbean and into Florida. This transition route was the main route for cocaine with transported from Columbia into the United States. Due to the route being ceased, the Colombian cartels were now forced to move their products through Mexico and into Texas and Southern California for distribution. As the United States. and Colombian anti-narcotics forces were taking measures to shut down the Colombian cartels, the Mexican Cartels were now able to make advances to take over the drug trade. (Beittel, “Mexico’s Drug Trafficking Organizations”).There are three main sources of violence in the Mexican Drug conflict: intra-cartel disputes, inter-cartel rivalries, and the overall war that Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s government was looking to resolve. In 2006, Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched a massive crackdown against drug trafficking organizations in relations with the United States which escalated the tensions in connection to the drug related violence. (Ray Walser, “U.S strategy against the Mexican Drug Cartels; Flawed and Uncertain). The United States has supplied economic sources and strategic ideas to contribute to Mexico’s method in addressing drug trafficking. President Felipe Calderon deployed nearly 8,000 federal police officers and military personnel to cities across the nation. Police officers in particular have become a favorite target. The crackdown on cartel leaders splintered the organizations, creating between sixty and eighty new drug trafficking gangs. (Ray Walser, “U.S strategy against the Mexican Drug Cartels; Flawed and Uncertain). Since 2006, 450 police officers, prosecutors, military personnel and other government workers have been murdered. (“Mexico Drug War: Security Forces committing abuses). Attacks against government employees have become common within the cartels. Despite the deaths within government authorities, President Calderon has continued to oppose the drug members. In a 2007 conference in Mexico, Mr. Calderon confirmed his commitment to fighting the war on drug cartels. (CNN) He said that organized crime groups were striking back against the federal government “because they know we are hitting their criminal structure.” (CNN) The cartels are now escalating their violence in order to counteract the aggressive strategy of the central government.