Texas-Mexico border now combat zone say two retired U.S. generals in new report
Jack Dennis , San Antonio Headlines Examiner
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today released “Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment,” an independent study, former generals Barry McCaffrey and Major-General Robert Scales, at the Protect Your Texas Border Summit in Austin.
Among their findings is that “criminality spawned in Mexico is spilling over into the United States.”
Mexican drug cartels intend are building a "sanitary zone" about one county deep within the U.S. along the Texas border. They will use this zone to escape Mexican law enforcement and provide an area of safe movement for drug smugglers and human traffickers.
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Sept. 27, 2011