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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:21 PM

New US special operations headquarters to help Mexican forces fight drug gangs

Source: Associated Press

New US special operations headquarters to help Mexican forces fight drug gangs
By Kimberly Dozier, The Associated Press January 17, 2013 1:10 PM

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is stepping up aid for Mexico's bloody drug war with a new U.S.-based special operations headquarters to teach Mexican security forces how to hunt drug cartels the same way special operations teams hunt al-Qaida, according to documents and interviews with multiple U.S. officials.

Such assistance could help newly elected Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto establish a military force to focus on drug criminal networks that have terrorized Mexico's northern states and threatened the Southwest border. Mexican officials say warring drug gangs have killed at least 70,000 people between 2006 and 2012.

Based at the U.S. Northern Command in the western state of Colorado, Special Operations Command-North will build on a commando program that has brought Mexican military, intelligence and law enforcement officials to study U.S. counterterrorist operations from the U.S. to the war zones, to show them how special operations troops built an interagency network to target al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden and his followers.

The special operations team within Northcom will be turned into a new headquarters, led by a general instead of a lieutenant colonel, and established in a Dec. 31 memo signed by Defence Secretary Leon Panetta. That move gives the group more autonomy and the number of people could eventually triple from 30 to 150, meaning the headquarters could expand its training missions with the Mexicans, even though no new money is being assigned to the mission.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/news/special+operations+headquarters+help+Mexican+forces+fight+drug+gangs/7833695/story.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:41 PM

1. more wasted money

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:46 PM

2. Great idea.

Now we can spend money using American Special Forces to train Mexican Regular Forces to fight ex-Mexican Special Forces who trained with our funding.

WTF?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:55 PM

3. k & R, nothing to see here,

just move along.

What in the name of all is going on here, folks some really bad things are happening and we're being poorly informed by the propaganda media in this country, as the article illustrates.

----this just in, story about bad news to happen film at 11 ------

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:04 PM

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