Brenda Fiegel

Brenda Fiegel is a Senior Intelligence Analyst and the Editor of the Latin American Operational Environment Watch at the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. FMSO conducts open-source and foreign collaborative research, focusing on the foreign perspectives of understudied and unconsidered defense and security issues. Her specific research expertise includes “US/Mexico foreign relations,” “US/Mexico border security threats,” “Mexican and Central American violence/extremist groups to include drug cartels” and “Conflict resolution and peacekeeping in Mexico and Central America.” She has lectured on these topics in professional military education settings, at Interagency Security Conferences, at Customs and Border Patrol Facilities, and at academic forums.

A narcotrafficking technique first used in Mexico now expands to other countries in Central and South America.

Contract agreements between the two countries are far-reaching and encompass trade, investment, agriculture, technology, and defense.

This paper discusses how Mexican cartel tunnels have evolved during the last five years while addressing specific uses.

The US Army can expect a future of potential or protracted confrontation among state, nonstate, and individual actors who will use violence to achieve political, religious, and other ideological...

Starting around 2008 Russia began providing military support to Nicaragua through the provision of funds, equipment and training.