The Governor of the State of Arizona Jan Brewer who is the head of the executive branch of Arizona's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Arizona legislature to convene the legislature and to grant pardons except in cases of treason and impeachment.
The Federal Government should designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations under U.S. law according to Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County Arizona which is situated close to the U.S. border with Mexico. Sheriff Babeu reiterated that the U.S. Government needs to deploy military advisors and special forces units to the border in support of the both state and county law enforcement agencies in the concrete fight back against organized crime and the tragic violence that ensues. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is understood to have stated that the situation in Mexico was looking “more and more” like Colombia of two decades ago, “where the narco-traffickers controlled certain parts of the country.” Finally Sheriff Babeu warned that the further destabilization of the Mexican government will open the border for criminal elements to come in and buy their way into the United States which should now be regarded as a serious national security issue to be confronted with the committed support of the mighty U.S. military industrial complex.