Military Expands Role in War on Drugs U.S. Special Units Trying to Help Civilian Officials; Some Question the Move
Jim McGee 1996, The Washington Post, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Through night-vision goggles, the drug smugglers resembled a pack team in an old Western movie: three riders and nine horses, winding single file down a rugged ravine in the Coronado National Forest near Nogales, Ariz.
Army Special Forces soldiers, watching the remote mountain pass from two camouflaged observation posts in the trees, waited until the procession had sauntered past before issuing an alert over a secure radio channel.
At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., a U.S. Forest Service officer sitting in the base command center jotted down the Green Berets' information and relayed it to a National Guard OH-58 helicopter crew, which took off and …
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