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The Evolution of U.S.-Mexico Military Cooperation

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As new—state and non-state—threats loom on the horizon, the U.S. and Mexican militaries will need to rely on deepening their connection and increasing bilateral trust to build a stronger and interdependent defense relationship.    For two neighbors that share an annual trade worth in excess of USD 534 billion along a 2,000-mile border, cementing a strong relationship built on trust should be a priority.  This event will bring together U.S. and Mexican defense and military officials that will provide their positions on the current level of defense cooperation. 

The event will also serve to launch the Wilson Center Mexico Institute’s paper A Bond Worth Strengthening: Understanding the Mexican Military and US-Mexican Military Cooperation, authored by Iñigo Guevara Moyano.  This paper is meant to provide a deeper understanding of the Mexican military and its contribution to the defense and security of North America. It does so by analyzing the evolution of Mexico’s armed forces, and the past and present cooperation between the Mexican and the U.S. militaries.

*This event will be in both English & Spanish. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

 

10:00 am - Welcoming Remarks & Moderator

Eric L. Olson
Associate Director, Latin American Program
Senior Advisor, Mexico Institute

10:10 am - Presentation of Research Paper "A Bond Worth Strengthening: Understanding the Mexican Military and U.S.-Mexican Military Cooperation"

Iñigo Guevara Moyano, Author
Senior Consultant at IHS Jane's Aerospace, Defense and Security

10:20 am - DOD Position on U.S.-Mexico Military Cooperation

Rebecca B. Chavez, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense 

10:30 am - Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) Position on Mexico-U.S. Military Cooperation

Octavio Trejo Hermida, Ph.D.
Vice Admiral, Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR)

10:40 am - Mexican Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) Position on Mexico-U.S. Military Cooperation

Andrés Fernando Aguirre O. sunza
General Brigadier, Mexican Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) 

10:50 am - Q&A

11:20 am - Event Concludes