It’s great to be back at Small Wars Journal. It’s been nearly a year since my last post. Since then, I returned to the United States after 24 consecutive months in Afghanistan and assumed command of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army). I’d like to take a moment to talk about this incredible organization.
Army North, as the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) for U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), has three distinct missions. Briefly, they are:
A few of our Soldiers have already begun to blog about our role in the CBRN Response Enterprise. Today, however, we wanted to shift the discussion and talk briefly about our ongoing cooperation with Mexico, or more specifically, SEDENA (Mexico’s Secretariat of National Defense).
Simply put, Mexico matters to the United States, well beyond that of a military to military relationship. Open-source research reveals that our two nations have a number of vital mutual interests:
We look forward to building upon our recent partnership efforts with SEDENA, and working together to address our mutual security interests. In the long term, we envision our relationship with SEDENA as an enduring partner.
We look forward to your discussion and hope to explore a number of issues related to this valuable partner within the following weeks.
As always, thanks to Dave Dilegge, Bill Nagle, and Peter Munson for the opportunity to post.
Strength of the Nation!