The Drug Wars brought the Mexican and American peoples together in a way that nothing had for generations. It forged them into a united, if still greatly disparate, people who could fight the Jihadist and Cybernetic threats that came for them. It brought digital AIs and analog humanity together and made us friends. It created the united America we know today that stretches from Canada in the north to the Panama Elevator in the south. The Caribbean to the east, and the Great Pacific Firewall in the west. It was the final Drug Wars that helped to forge this nation. That made us ready to face the Rogue AIs when they escaped their Russian and Chinese laboratories. The people of the time may not have thought they were ready, but hindsight is often far better than foresight. And I can say that we are here now. We were ready.