President Trump in 2020 Proposed Launching Missiles Into Mexico to Destroy the Drug Labs

From a New York Times story by Maggie Haberman headlined “Trump Proposed Launching Missiles Into Mexico to ‘Destroy the Drug Labs,’ Esper Says”:

President Donald J. Trump in 2020 asked Mark T. Esper, his defense secretary, about the possibility of launching missiles into Mexico to “destroy the drug labs” and wipe out the cartels, maintaining that the United States’ involvement in a strike against its southern neighbor could be kept secret, Mr. Esper recounts in his upcoming memoir.

Those remarkable discussions were among several moments that Mr. Esper described in the book, “A Sacred Oath,” as leaving him all but speechless when he served the 45th president.