U.S. to embed law enforcement agents in Mexican l.e. units battling cartels in Juarez.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — For the first time, U.S. officials…

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — For the first time, U.S. officials plan to embed American intelligence agents in Mexican law enforcement units to help pursue drug cartel leaders and their hit men operating in the most violent city in Mexico, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.

The increasingly close partnership between the two countries, born of frustration over the exploding death toll in Ciudad Juarez, would place U.S. agents and analysts in a Mexican command center in this border city to share drug intelligence gathered from informants and intercepted communications.

Until recently, U.S. law enforcement agencies have been reluctant to share sensitive intelligence with their Mexican counterparts for fear they were either corrupt or incompetent. And U.S. agents have been wary of operating inside Mexican command centers for fear they would be targeted for execution in the sensational violence and lawlessness in Ciudad Juarez that left more than 2,600 people dead last year.

But those attitudes are changing amid strong support from Washington for President Felipe Calderón’s war against the cartels, including a $1.4 billion aid package. The Obama administration views spiking drug violence in Mexico as a direct threat to U.S. security and has taken unprecedented steps toward on-the-ground cooperation with Mexican authorities. It is seeking an additional $310 million for drug enforcement aid for Mexico in its 2011 budget.

Under the new arrangement, U.S. law enforcement officers, most likely from an agency such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, would work alongside recent graduates of the new Mexican federal police academy who were trained by FBI and DEA advisers as part of the U.S. aid package.

Read the rest of William Booth’s story at The Washington Post.

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  • ROCKY–WITHTHE16SHOTGLOCK

    Maybe it’s stupidity. The drug cartels practically own Mexico. Everyone in Mexico that receives DEA and FBI training should be triple checked for criminal backgrounds and anything that even hints of suspicion. Also, watch for homosexuality and lesbianism or any disablities or afflictions that could be used as blackmail against any Mexican agent. In other words, everyone should be SQUEAKY CLEAN! They should even be checked monthly on a random basis for drugs and anything else of a suspicious nature. That even goes for the American agents down there. WE WANT THE DRUG CARTELS SMASHED FOR GOOD!!!Even Calderon, who supports illegals, should be checked, and double and triple checked on a monthly random basis. No one should be immune to being checked. THIS IS WAR! All American agents operating in Mexico should be under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, as well as ALL those in the U. S. They are SOLDIERS in the war against drugs, to save millions of Americans from that demon possessed, filthy, dirt bag addiction! Once the cartels spill more of their violence onto U. S. soil, we should authorize invasion! We have the technology to break the back of the Mexican military and police in about a week: remote drones, tactical clean (so we can occupy later and make sure the cartels don’t come back) nuclear missiles and shells (our big guns can hurl an atomic shell for 30 miles or more), attack helicopters, tanks, and supersonic fighters (the F-22). We occupied Nazi Germany and Japan after WWII, and now they’re thriving DEMOCRACIES with NO drug cartel control over their countries! If we have to, when we close the Rio, we should have electrified fencing (as I mentioned before–so nobody misses my point) because no one, I mean no one, has escaped from a Calif. prison with electrified fencing. Also, for added security we should have the fence mined on BOTH sides! Mexican troops already crossed the Rio and confronted U. S. Border Patrol agents. Like I said before, that was an ACT OF WAR! It was on the Glen Beck show. Let’s stop pussy footing around and SMASH THE DRUG CARTELS FOR GOOD!!!Did you know that the DEA said illegals are excellent cover for the Mexican drug cartel’s criminal activities? And E-Verify should be MANDATORY for all jobs! You want to keep jobs for Americans? Then we gotta get TOUGH! And come Nov. all military should be cleared out of lesbians and homosexuals. We don’t want the spread of AIDS, which the CDC said is rampant among homosexuals, who are notorious for their promiscuity. And we don’t want fights between straights and homos disrupting military discipline or order. That also holds true for all law enforcement agencies, especially IC&E, the FBI, and the DEA. And end ALL trade with Red China, whose technicians are now in Iran, building up her nukes and missiles. Also, almost all of North Korea’s weapons, especially nukes, come from Red China! Moreover, Red China is the largest exporter of ILLEGAL drugs (as I mentioned before, and I state again so people will remember), according to IC&E (Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement of Homeland Security). Check out my facts. We also should have military tribunals for all drug cartel members who are caught in the act. Once again, THIS IS WAR!! Check out my facts. I’ll check out yours.