Obama Looks to Curb Mexican Drug Violence

President powwows with envoy, may offer US military support
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser User
Posted Mar 8, 2009 9:35 AM CDT
In this photo provided by FOX News, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appears on "Fox News Sunday" in Washington, Sunday, March 1, 2009.   (AP Photo/FOX News Sunday, Freddie Lee)
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(Newser) – President Obama met yesterday with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mike Mullen, recently returned from Mexico City, with an eye toward offering US military and intelligence support to Mexican forces as they battle a tidal wave in drug-related violence, CNN reports. The meeting followed reports of new bloodshed: A US citizen was among three decapitated bodies found in Tijuana this week.