Armies of Mexico, U.S.A. and Canada, plus other security forces in North America will join efforts in the war on drugs in Mexico.
Mexican Army Parade in El Zocalo (Mexico City)
In an interview with the mexican newspaper El Universal, the director of Military Education at the University of the Army and Air Force Brigadier General Benito Medina said that in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime, neither Mexico nor the army can face the problem alone. Is required, he said, international cooperation, to fight against a transnational phenomenon, it is needed a cooperation to combat money laundering, arms trafficking and consumer markets (in reference to United States and Canada)
The Brigadier General insisted that the war on drugs and organized crime transcends borders. “We can not say that the Army can not, no, is that not only is the Army, can not only throughout Mexico, we need the cooperation of the international community.”
He stressed the importance of Tuesday’s security cabinet members led by U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton (including DOD Minister Robert Gates), will join their Mexican counterparts, “to develop strategies and action lines in order to more forcefully attack this problem.
Last march 12, in Washington DC, the Brigadier General Medina attended a international conference, the Trilateral Security Cooperation in North America, organized by the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Virginia Military Institute. In that conference, General Medina was in a panel on National Security and Military Cooperation, together with General Gene Renuart, Commander, U.S. Northern Command and Vice Admiral A.B. Donaldson, Commander, Canada Command.
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