Here is an excerpt from Seth Cline's article in US News:
"The Pentagon may send Navy SEALs into Mexico to take out drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a raid mirroring the one that took out Osama bin Laden, Proceso magazine reports. Guzman, who presides over an estimated $1 billion drug empire as head of the Sinaloa cartel, has repeatedly escaped capture since breaking out of prison in 2001. His continued elusion of Mexican authorities has apparently frustrated the Pentagon enough that it has discussed a raid targeting El Chapo with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Calderon approved of the idea, but because the Mexican Army and Navy balked, Washington will wait to propose the idea to Mexico's next president, Enrique Peña Nieto, according to Proceso's interviews with anonymous Mexican and American military sources. According to the sources, the proposed raid would be performed by two small teams of specially-trained SEALs, armed helicopters, and three missile-equipped drones. One SEAL team would be dropped on the ground and the other remaining in the air, with the drones providing backup support and surveillance. No Mexican military or police would assist in the raid.... Representatives for the U.S. Northern Command and the U.S. Special Operations Command declined to comment for this story." Link to Full Article
Analysis: This isn't a critism of Seth Cline's article, as he's basically providing a concise translation of the original Proceso article (which, if you read Spanish, you can find HERE). It IS, however, a criticism of Proceso and their attempt - yet again - to scandalize the perceived intervention of the US military in Mexico's drug war.
Back in November 2010, Proceso reported on a supposed "super spy center" that the US government stood up in Mexico City:
"With the approval of Felipe Calderón’s Administration, the U.S. Government finally got what it always wanted: To set up a super spy center in Mexico City. It was the escalation of the drug war in the country what opened the door to all U.S. intelligence agencies, including the military, to operate out of the Federal District without having to disguise their agents as diplomats. The establishment of the Office of Bi-national Intelligence (OBI) was authorized by Calderon, after negotiations with Washington, which began under the government of his predecessor, Vicente Fox Quesada. The creation of the super spy center was authorized by the director of the Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN), Guillermo Valdés Castellanos, without taking into account any objections from the Mexican military."
Unfortunately for Proceso, not only were they wrong, but they really pissed off NORAD and US Northern Command. Two days after the article was published, NORTHCOM published its own explanation on its Facebook page:
"We have seen some mileage from a story out of Mexico alleging a 'Binational Intelligence Office' of US Government officials in Mexico. It is unfortunate that other news agencies are starting to pick up this story, because frankly it simply isn’t true. In violation of standard journalistic practice, 'Proceso' magazine never contacted the Embassy to seek confirmation of any part of this patently false story. The following points below are being communicated to media outlets who call us and we wanted to share them with you, our friends, so you can at least be aware of our perspective on this story.