Senate Approves AMLO’s Request for US Military Personnel in Mexico

Personnel of the US Special Forces

This past Wednesday, December 13, the Senate approved the request from president Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the presence of US military personnel in Mexican territory.

By majority vote the Senate approved the participation of joint military activities between personnel of the US Army and members of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA). With that, they also authorized the entry of weapons, ammunition, and tactical equipment into Mexico.

The arrival of the North American military delegation, composed of 11 members of the US Special Operations Command North, is scheduled for January 22, 2024.

According to the request made by AMLO last November, the military activities in Mexican territory will last until March 22, 2024. Among their objectives is to provide training to SEDENA Special Forces in the Mexican municipalities of Temamatla and San Miguel de los Jagüeyes, to the east and north of Mexico City respectively.

As approved by the Senate, SEDENA must submit a report on the results of the training received from the U.S. Military.

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