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IN BRIEF

U.S. Commando Squad Fights Central American Drug Cartels

NOVEMBER 07, 2011

“The D.E.A. [Drug Enforcement Agency] now has five commando-style squads it has been quietly deploying for the past several years to Western Hemisphere nations — including Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Belize — that are battling drug cartels, according to documents and interviews with law enforcement officials.” (New York Times)

Can anyone say “limited government”?

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