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America's Third War : National Guard's New Mission

There are many theories on how to effectively secure the nearly 2,000-mile-long border the United States shares with Mexico. Some believe building a fence to separate us from our southern neighbor is the best route while others think adding additional surveillance equipment and Border Patrol checkpoints will help decrease the number of illegal immigrants and drugs entering America.One thing virtually everyone close to the border security issue can agree on: America seems to be waging a third war with the Mexican cartels that will stop at nothing to smuggle humans and drugs into our homeland and the national security threat it poses.One of the more popular ideas on how to secure the region is through the deployment of troops and creation of a strong military presence along the border. In May, President Obama gave the green light for up to 1,200 National Guard troops to be assigned to the four southwest border states. In late September, armed troops started trickling in and working along...

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  1. America's Third War : Two Americans Killed at Mexico Border Crossing

    Police are investigating the shooting deaths of two American citizens, gunned down while waiting to come into the U.S. at a border crossing near San Diego.According ...

  2. America's Third War : An Informant's Story

    EXCLUSIVE: He is a confidential informant and ex-felon. He lives among drug dealers and corrupt officials along the U.S.-Mexican border. And after a year on the job,...

  3. America's Third War : The U.S. Cut a Deal With the Sinaloa Cartel, Say Court Documents

    U.S. federal agents allegedly cut a deal with the Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to traffic tons of narcotics across the border, in exchange for information abo...

  4. America's Third War : Is the U.S. Arming Mexican Cartels?

    If you ever watch video or look at pictures of the drug war in Mexico, you'll notice some pretty heavy weapons. This is a war being waged with rockets and plastic ex...

  5. America's Third War : A New Eye on the Border

    A new high-tech, low-cost camera system is helping to detect illegal immigrants along the Texas-Mexico border, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.The...

  6. America's Third War : Intense Violence on the Border in Deserted Towns

    The violence in Juarez, Mexico, is bad enough that the language is changing to keep pace."Narcofosa" is a word I heard for the first time in Juarez. Narco means work...

  7. America's Third War : Tracking Cocaine, One Kilo at a Time

    It’s Mexico’s war, but Americans pay for it. Blame the violence, chaos, murder rate, corruption, instability and innocent lives taken – not on Mexico – but on Americ...

  8. America's Third War : Fighting Drug Cartels in Guatemala

    El Mas Loco (“The Craziest One”), the head of La Familia drug cartel, died in a hail of gunfire with Mexican authorities.While Mexico touts the killing as another dr...

  9. America's Third War : U.S. Secretly Trains Guatemalan Forces

    About 150 miles north of Guatemala City, deep in the jungle, is a military base where Guatemalan Special Forces are being trained secretly by U.S. Green Berets.The U...

  10. America's Third War : Fears Emerge That Mexican Drug Violence Could Spill Into U.S.

    A series of high-profile murders of U.S. citizens along the border with Mexico has raised fears about drug cartel violence spilling over into the United States.Missi...

  11. America's Third War : As Drug Cartels Continue Stronghold, Female Mexican Police Chief Taken Near Christmas Still Missing

    The female police chief of Guadalupe, Mexico, has not been seen or heard from since being abducted two days before Christmas.Erika Gandara was a former radio dispatc...

  1. America's Third War : Texas Strikes Back

    “I never thought that we’d be in this paramilitary type of engagement. It's a war on the border," said Captain Stacy Holland with the Texas Department of Public Safe...

  2. America's Third War : ICE Agents Nab More Than 600 Alleged Gang Members in Raids on U.S. Cities

    “Hands on the car!! Hands on the car!!” “Guys! Come to the railing!! Come to the railing!!”The urgent commands were coming from heavily armed agents with U.S. Immigr...

  3. America's Third War : Texas Farmers Under Attack at the Border

    In Texas, nearly 8,200 farms and ranches back up to the Mexican border.The men and women who live and work on those properties say they’re under attack from the same...

  4. America's Third War : Mapping the Drug Cartels

    Their tactics rival those of Al Qaeda: summary executions, kidnappings, torture, and beheadings.Mexican cartels have executed more than 10,000 people since January -...

  5. America's Third War : American Teens Recruited by Mexican Drug Cartels

    American teenagers are being recruited by Mexican drug cartels to carry drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border, Texas law enforcement officials say. Over the past 10 ye...

  6. America's Third War : Uncovering Border Tunnels

    Scores of trucks pass through Otay Mesa, California, each day, loading and dropping off cargo at various warehouses located just yards from the U.S.-Mexico border. O...

  7. America's Third War : Mourners Attend ICE Agent's Funeral

    An estimated 1,000 mourners joined the family of Jaime Zapata to say goodbye to the man who gave his life fighting to keep drugs and undocumented immigrants from ent...

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