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April 6, 2017

Southcom Chief: Command Focuses on Countering Threat Networks

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, discussed issues from countering international threat networks to providing better barracks for service members assigned at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during a Pentagon news conference.

April 3, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter James crew returns home following 60-day inaugural patrol, seizes more than five tons of cocaine

During its maiden voyage, James’ crew contributed to the interdiction of 12 drug-smuggling vessels, detainment and subsequent arrest of 22 suspected drug smugglers and were responsible for the seizure of more than five tons of cocaine bound for the United States.

April 3, 2017

Coast Guard offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine from Eastern Pacific interdictions

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, March 31.

March 29, 2017

Coast Guard offloads approximately 16 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

The Coast Guard Cutter James crew offloaded approximately 16 tons of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $420 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

March 15, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns home; seized $92 million in cocaine

During their patrol, the crew interdicted four drug-laden vessels, resulting in the seizure of approximately 1,400 kilograms (3,080 lbs.) of cocaine worth more than $92 million. They also apprehended 13 suspected smugglers with the help of their deployed helicopter crew.

Jan. 12, 2017

Southcom Commander Describes Complex Global Security Threats

A spectrum of state and nonstate actors across multiple regions and domains calls for a new way of harnessing the maritime domain, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said during a Surface Navy Association symposium.

Jan. 29, 2016

Leaders From 18 Nations, Southcom Meet To Discuss Caribbean Security

Delegations from 18 nations including the United States met in Jamaica for talks on security cooperation capacity building in the Caribbean.

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