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Delegation to Mexico - March 2010

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Gates, Mullen Extend
Military Support to Mexico

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2010 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen met with their Mexican counterparts in Mexico City to strengthen the U.S.-Mexico military partnership in the fight against drug cartels there. Story

Gates, Mullen Arrive in Mexico

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are in Mexico City as part of a U.S. delegation focused on helping the Mexican government fight drug-trafficking cartels and other security threats. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is leading the delegation. Story