War on Drugs

Mexico's President Says Military Will Still Fight Drug War

At least while they try to come up with a new security strategy


President Enrique Pena Nieto says the army and navy will continue to fight drug cartels in Mexico while a new security strategy is determined and the troops can return to their bases.

Pena Nieto, who took office three day ago, has said he will change former President Felipe Calderon's security strategy of confronting drug gangs and focus on reducing violence. But he has not given the specifics about how he plans to achieve this.