Cannon Air Force Base housed many of the Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance, and other special operations units in the decades leading up to the Second Great Depression. They built the reputation of doing the hard missions when the orders came in, and their drones, Ospreys, and various C-130 variants flew all over the southern United States every day. They watched over the Old Border between Mexico and the United States, intercepted drug shipments, or simply guarded the southern skies from approaching threats. And many of the Special Forces commands that ravaged the various drug cartels often launched from Cannon AFB. So when the President of the United States needed a difficult job done, he called on Cannon to get the job done.