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Dec. 9, 2016

Southcom Commander Stresses Need for Collaboration Against Threat Networks

The commander of U.S. Southern Command said trust, collaboration and innovation are necessary in fighting threat networks and their finances at the 15th Caribbean Nations Security Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Oct. 19, 2016

Southcom Commander Urges Cooperation Against Transregional Threats

Transregional and transnational networks and the growing illegal economies that support them undercut U.S. national interests in multiple nations, continents and regions, the U.S. Southern Command commander said.

Oct. 18, 2016

Admiral: Networked Threats Pose 'Significant Challenge' to Western Hemisphere

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said networked threats in Latin America pose a danger to U.S. national security and erode stability in the region.

Oct. 18, 2016

U.S. Military Concludes Haiti Post-Hurricane Humanitarian Effort

The 400 service members who took part in Hurricane Matthew humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti are expected to return home soon, Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, told reporters.

Oct. 6, 2016

DoD Assistance Team Arrives in Haiti for Post-Hurricane Support

U.S. military assistance is on the ground in Haiti to assist and support the tiny island nation with the impact felt from Hurricane Matthew, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters.

Oct. 5, 2016

U.S. Southern Command Supports Caribbean Hurricane Response Efforts

U.S. Southern Command is supporting the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development in delivering and coordinating humanitarian relief to Haiti, which has been hard hit by Hurricane Matthew.

Aug. 30, 2016

Visiting Colombian Airmen donate supplies for Louisiana flood victims

Colombian Airmen visiting Barksdale Air Force Base, La., donated supplies Aug. 27, 2016, to the local Salvation Army for delivery to relief centers in central Louisiana following weeks of torrential rain and flooding in the region.

Aug. 18, 2016

South America Defense Conference Examines Military’s Role

Military leaders from South America, the U.S. and Canada met in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss global peacekeeping operations, transregional threat networks and the integration of women in military service during an annual defense conference.

June 2, 2016

Southcom Commander: Illicit Networks Are Region’s Greatest Security Challenge

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said the Southcom area of responsibility has been characterized by the absence of ongoing armed conflict between nations for some time, but it's not a region without challenges.

March 30, 2016

Operation Martillo Still Hammering Away at Illicit Trafficking

Led by Joint Interagency Task Force South in support of U.S. Southern Command, Operation Martillo is entering its fifth year of coordinating partner nation efforts to stop illicit trafficking routes in the coastal waters along the Central American isthmus.

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