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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 political campaigns in full swing, supporters allege that at least one of the arrests is [...]
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 cartel, since Saturday. In the latest clash, men armed with grenades and high caliber weapons [...]
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 Colombia to the mountains of Afghanistan, the coast off Somalia to cyber-space. Urban and suburban [...]
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 Adm. Mike Mullen are in Mexico today as part of a U.S. delegation led by [...]
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 northern Mexico. US officials said the two separate attacks on Saturday killed an American employee [...]
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 the Mexican police and military, permitting them to take the offensive in the fight against [...]