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Public War, Private Fight? The United States and Private Military Companies By Deborah C. Kidwell
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This work examines the widespread use of contractors by the military to help fill the massive and complex logistical requirements of a modern military force. Ms. Kidwell examines the use of Private... More > Military Companies (PMC) as far back as the American Revolution and follows their evolution through the War with Mexico, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and the first Gulf War. She then analyzes the use of PMCs in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Ms. Kidwell concludes that PMCs will be an increasingly important facet of US military operations for the foreseeable future; however, the use of contractors on the battlefield is not a panacea for all logistics problems. Originally published by the US Army. (Ms. Kidwell is currently an Assistant Professor of Military History at the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.)< Less
Adapting, Transforming, and Modernizing Under Fire: The Mexican Military 2006-11 (Letort Paper) [Enlarged Edition] By Inigo Guevara Moyano et al.
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Since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006, Mexico has embarked upon the implementation of a culture of law and security that has triggered a war with organized crime. This war has... More > involved all sectors of society and has activated a series of renovations in its armed forces, which to date remain the most trusted institutions in Mexican society. This groundbreaking Letort Paper is an important contribution to an understanding of the structure, culture, motivators, and challenges of the Mexican military in the 21st century. Mr. Iñigo Guevara Moyano, a Mexican researcher and writer, provides a clear picture of doctrinal and structural transformations, adaptations, and improvement that the Mexican armed forces have endured over the past 5 years. Mr. Moyano focuses on how the counternarcotic role has impacted its organization, deployments, and operations, and how it has generated new doctrinal and equipment requirements.< Less
Drug Trafficking, Violence, and Instability (Enlarged Edition) By Phil Williams et al.
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Key Insights from the conference included: (1) The relationships between powerful criminal groups and states are complex and create transnational issues of corruption and the production,... More > transportation, marketing, and consumption of illegal products and services that have national security implications for most states in the Western Hemisphere. (2) The Colombian government has successfully responded to challenges from the FARC and several criminal groups, but the challengers have responded with adaptations that ensure their survival. The persistence of these security challenges continue to cause concern over the intersection of drugs and terror. (3) Mexico has experienced an increase in organized criminal violence in several of its states; much of the violence is associated with drug trafficking and associated illegal activity. Counterintuitively, some areas sustain high levels of illegal activity without high levels of...< Less
O PLATA O PLOMO - SILVER OR LEAD? The Application of Counterinsurgency Intelligence Tactics in the Mexican Drug War By Jonathan George
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Mexico needs to rethink its approach to combating the cartels. By first admitting that they are battling an insurgency and not simply criminal gangs, Mexico will then be able to shift to a... More > counterinsurgency mindset. This shift to a counterinsurgency campaign will help Mexico better understand the nature of the problem and how best to tackle it. There have been many successful counterinsurgency campaigns throughout history, and just as many failed campaigns to draw experience from. Battling the cartels gun for gun, grenade for grenade has proven to be a failed tactic not only in Mexico, but counterinsurgency campaigns throughout history. O PLATA O PLOMO - SILVER OR LEAD? The Application of Counterinsurgency Intelligence Tactics in the Mexican Drug War looks as successful counterinsurgency campaigns and tactics, then applies these techniques to the Mexican drug war.< Less
Dear Family: Letters from the Mexican Border Campain and the Great War in France, Volume 1: Mexican Border Service 1916 By Shawn Pease & Wesley F. Pease Jr.
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Volume 1! This book follows the service of Wesley Pease Jr. through his service on the Mexican Border in 1916 as part of the 5th Massachusetts National Guard. As a young soldier he would write home... More > virtually every day during his service, including on the train rides from the coast of New England to the desert of Texas and New Mexico. The book also expands on the context of the letters with original research and background history on the Punative Expedition and President Wilson's Federalization of National Guard Troops to the Mexican Border to defend against incursions by Pancho Villa and his followers. The book is richly illustrated with color images of the postcards and postal history items sent during the conflict.< Less
Soldier's Life By Brandon Blackwood
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A story of a kid that goes to war in Mexico and finds out that Mexican's arn't so bad. Even though they kidnap his best friend and try to kill him plenty of times. He now has to save his buddy with... More > or without help.< Less
Soldier's Life By Brandon Blackwood
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A story of a kid that goes to war in Mexico and finds out that Mexican's arn't so bad. Even though they kidnap his best friend and try to kill him plenty of times. He now has to save his buddy with... More > or without help.< Less
Our Army at Monterey: Being a Correct Account of the Proceedings and Events Which Occurred to The "Army of Occupation" Under The Command of Major General Taylor, from the time of leaving Matamoros to the Surrender of Monterey. . . . By T. B. Thorpe
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Our army at Monterey : Being a Correct Account of the Proceedings and Events Which Occurred to The "Army of Occupation" Under The Command of Major General Taylor, from the time of leaving... More > Matamoros to the Surrender of Monterey: with a description of the three days' battle and the storming of Monterey : the ceremonies attending the surrender : together with the particulars of the capitulation ; illustrated by a view of the city, and a map drawn by Lieut . Benjamin< Less
OLDER AND TOUGHER By vance motley
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Action filled, fast paced novel about two ex-Marine snipers who go to Mexico and form an army for a drug lord.
The Coat of a Man By Donald Simmons
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The President of the United States is forced to take extraordinary steps to contain the lawless narco-state of Mexico. The CIA Station Chief finds he has to put his life on the line to implement the... More > President's policies.< Less

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