American troops are being drawn down in a region whose political actors include extreme jihadists and Salafists, dangerously armed regimes eager to maintain power, and criminal groups. Instead of stable governments there are many fragile political …
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MEXICO CITY — With the Iraq war over and the American presence waning in Afghanistan, US security contractors are looking for new prospects in Mexico, where spreading criminal violence has created a growing demand for battle-ready professionals.
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Chad Reynolds, owner of Reynolds Protection based in Dallas, said he has not only seen an increase in the work his company is doing for Mexican citizens across the state but also in requests for personal protection from Mexican and US company owners …
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… Osama bin Laden earlier this week is the American-born son of Mexican immigrants. … operations brotherhood that calls itself “the quiet professionals. ..
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By Jorge Mariscal
In its December 2003 cover story Hispanic magazine featured an article about Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez titled “Soldier of Fortune: Far from Home, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez Leads the Effort to Stabilize Postwar Iraq.” Sanchez was the top U.S. commander in Iraq during the first year of the occupation.
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