Mon, 02 Mar 2009 05:53:16 GMT
The United States has said its military is ready to cooperate with Mexican army to fight against the country’s war against drug cartels.
“I think we are beginning to be in a position to help the Mexicans more than we have in the past,” Defense Secretary Robert Gates told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
“Some of the old biases against cooperation with our – between our militaries and so on, I think, are being set aside,” he added.
Drug-related violence has killed over 1,000 people in the first two months of 2009. In 2008, the toll doubled from the previous year to 6,290.
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