WASHINGTON, March 24 The United States is still
considering standby plans for the use of National Guard reserve
troops to help contain a feared cross-border spread of Mexican
drug cartel violence, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano said on Tuesday.
As she unveiled other border security measures, Napolitano
told reporters that before a troops plan is completed she
wanted to discuss the issue with Texas Governor Rick Perry, who
has requested guard forces. [ID:nN24343200]
Napolitano said she would meet with Perry on Thursday.
(Reporting by Randall Mikkelsen; Editing by John O'Callaghan)