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Army role in Mexico drug war questioned as generals held

Army role in Mexico drug war questioned as generals held

President Felipe Calderon’s reliance on the army in Mexico’s war on drugs was shaken in the past days with the arrest of three generals and a lieutenant colonel on corruption charges. With Mexico’s presidential election just six weeks away and […]


Twelve dead in clash between Mexico soldiers, outlaws

Twelve dead in clash between Mexico soldiers, outlaws

A fresh clash between soldiers and suspected criminals in northwest Mexico left 12 dead, including two soldiers, a state official said Wednesday. At least 22 others have been killed in similar clashes in Sinaloa state, home to the eponymous drug […]


The Mexican Military 2006-11: Adapting, Transforming, and Modernizing Under Fire

The Mexican Military 2006-11: Adapting, Transforming, and Modernizing Under Fire

The fight of state versus non-state groups has characterized warfare in the 21st century; these last include a wide assortment of terrorists, insurgents, pirates, and criminals. Theaters of operation are as varied as the enemy, ranging from the jungles of […]


Gates, Mullen Extend Military Support to Mexico

Gates, Mullen Extend Military Support to Mexico

WASHINGTON:Top U.S. defense officials met with their Mexican counterparts in Mexico City today to strengthen the U.S.-Mexico military partnership in the fight against drug cartels there. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy […]


Mexico drug war worsens as US consular staff hit

Mexico drug war worsens as US consular staff hit

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico: Suspected “hit teams” from Mexico’s powerful Juarez Cartel killed two Americans and a Mexican man linked to the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez in coordinated weekend shootings that marked an ominous turn in the drug war ravaging […]


Mexico’s Narco-Insurgency and US Counterdrug Policy

Mexico’s Narco-Insurgency and US Counterdrug Policy

In late 2007, the U.S. and Mexican governments unveiled the Merida Initiative. A 3-year, $1.4 billion counternarcotics assistance program, the Merida Initiative is designed to combat the drug-fueled violence that has ravaged Mexico of late. The initiative aims to strengthen […]


 
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