The objective is to occupy Mexico, remove the corrupt government, and turn the country into several functioning American states. Can it be done? -How stiff a resistance would the Mexican army put up? -Cartels. Can they be defeated by the US once the gloves come off? -Mexicans. If the Americans defeat the cartels would they be welcomed by ordinary Mexicans? -Hispanics in the US. What will they do? Any other considerations I missed?