Did Mexico accidentally invade America?

There not that much detail in this story from a local Fox affiliate in Laredo, Texas, but that shouldn’t stop everyone from completely freaking out about it: A convoy of three military trucks loaded with Mexican soldiers crosses the border at Bridge Number Two clearly violating international law. It happens as Customs and Border Protection ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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There not that much detail in this story from a local Fox affiliate in Laredo, Texas, but that shouldn't stop everyone from completely freaking out about it:

A convoy of three military trucks loaded with Mexican soldiers crosses the border at Bridge Number Two clearly violating international law. It happens as Customs and Border Protection inspectors try to figure out what to do.

A CBP spokesperson says they got on the phone with Mexican authorities after being alerted that the military trucks were heading their direction loaded down with soldiers and weapons.

There not that much detail in this story from a local Fox affiliate in Laredo, Texas, but that shouldn’t stop everyone from completely freaking out about it:

A convoy of three military trucks loaded with Mexican soldiers crosses the border at Bridge Number Two clearly violating international law. It happens as Customs and Border Protection inspectors try to figure out what to do.

A CBP spokesperson says they got on the phone with Mexican authorities after being alerted that the military trucks were heading their direction loaded down with soldiers and weapons.

Mexican leaders say the soldiers, who had just been deployed to Nuevo Laredo, didn’t know the area, got lost and then made their way through Bridge Two.[…]

Some noted had it been Mexican drug lords they could have taken inspectors by surprise and easily crossed the international border deeper into the United States.

Yes, because it’s completely unprecedented of for anyone to bring drugs into the United States from Mexico. I don’t think it’s usually the "lords" themselves doing it, but you never know.

Anyway, if this did happen, it’s a pretty serious error on the part of the soldiers, but one more akin to the time Switzerland accidentally invaded Liechtenstein.

Hat tip: Diana Wueger and Lucy Kafanov

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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