Mexican Drug Cartels: DEA’s Global Operations Officer and His Observations of Mexico
Video Date: Sep 2010
This DEA officer offers viewers some very sensible insights into his perspective of the narco-cartel problem that are noteworthy:
-The increase of violence is an indicator of Mexico’s growing success against the cartels
-There is a comprehensive plan that takes a holistic approach to attacking the drug cartel problem, but it’s going to take time for the results to show. (Segue: indicators of this seems to be occurring as reporters, such as those from Borderland Beat, note cartels are splintering and attacking more locals…it’s a counter intuitive way of thinking, but those familiar with countersubversion tactics will understand the reasons why.)
-The organized drug criminal threat is not only a Mexican national security threat, but it is also America’s number one threat according to the DEA official.