Ex-DEA Official Mike Braun Says Mexican Cartels Lashing Out “Like Never Before”

Mike Braun
Mike Braun

By Mike Braun
Security DeBrief

William Booth’s article in the Washington Post, “12 Federal Agents Are Slain in Mexico,” highlights yet another act of desperation on the part of the Mexican drug cartels in response to Mexico President Felipe Calderon’s strategy to break the backs of the cartels-once and for all.

The cartels are lashing out like never before, because they are slowly and systematically being backed into a corner from which there is no escape.

President Calderon’s attack has been relentless and unyielding. The cartels have never before experienced the likes of President Calderon, and to say they are feeling the heat is an understatement.

Taking on powerful drug cartels with a global reach is dirty business, and the work ahead for Mexico’s security institutions is most likely going to get even nastier before meaningful signs of improvement are witnessed. However, there is hope.

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