U.S. Drones Gather Intelligence in Mexican Drug War


Increasing U.S. involvement in Mexico’s drug war, the Obama administration is sending drones deep into Mexican territory to gather intelligence that helps locate major traffickers and follow their networks, says the New York Times.

The Pentagon began flying high-altitude, unarmed drones over Mexico last month in hopes of collecting information to turn over to Mexican law enforcement agencies. A drone reportedly helped Mexican authorities find suspects linked to the Feb. 15 killing of U.S. immigration agent Jaime Zapata. President Obama and Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon agreed to continue the surveillance flights at a White House meeting on March 3.

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