“The General and the Ambassador” discuss U.S.-Mexico security ties

“The General and the Ambassador” podcast series has published a two-part interview with former NORTHCOM Commander General Chuck Jacoby and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Wayne. Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy, General Jacoby, and Ambassador Wayne discuss U.S.-Mexico security ties. Links to parts I and II of the interview are available below.

In part I of the interview, General Jacoby and Ambassador Wayne review their unified efforts to overcome traditionally difficult U.S.-Mexican military relations, to work with Mexico to fight the drug cartels in an era of high violence and widespread corruption, and the capture of notorious drug kingpin Chapo Guzman.

In part II, Jacoby and Wayne examine the U.S.-Mexico border. Who is allowed to cross the U.S.-Mexico border? How do poverty in Central America, major trafficking organizations, and U.S. immigration law affect the flow? Can we seal the border when we share a common culture? 

The interviews are part of Ambassador McCarthy’s podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” The podcast promotes interagency cooperation and is produced by the American Academy of Diplomacy.

McCarthy was the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). The DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy Program is conducted in partnership with the Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired, Inc. (DACOR) organization located in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Foundation. Several times a year retired senior officials, usually Ambassadors with extensive diplomatic experience, come to Fort Leavenworth to interact with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College students and faculty to provide a Department of State and Chief of Mission perspective to the curriculum. During their visit they also interact with area universities and civic organizations discussing policy, regional, and political expertise, as well as speaking about careers in the Foreign Service.

For parts I and II of this interview and more information about this series, please follow the links below.
US-Mexico Security Ties Part I: The Challenge of Building a Trusted Relationship
US-Mexico Security Ties Part II: Sharing the Border
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation,” The American Academy of Diplomacy

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