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WHINSEC commandant discusses interagency focus



WHINSEC commandant discusses interagency focus
In a recent interview with Diálogo, U.S. Army Colonel Keith Anthony spoke about the mission and curriculum of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), and institute’s place within U.S Southern Command. Col. Anthony has been the commandant of WHINSEC for over two years. During the interview, Anthony discussed… Read More

Illicit networks a challenge to security



Illicit networks a challenge to security
Earlier this month, U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) commander Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd spoke on the region’s greatest security challenge during a media roundtable at the Pentagon – illicit networks. According to Tidd, while Southcom’s area of responsibility has not seen ongoing conflict in some time, “it’s not a region… Read More

DoD, HHS, others respond to Zika threat



DoD, HHS, others respond to Zika threat
This week Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), affirmed Southcom’s role in the “whole-of-hemisphere” approach to combating the Zika virus. Tidd spoke at a Council of the Americas forum on March 22, where he discussed the part Southcom and other U.S. agencies play in the… Read More

Report outlines lessons learned establishing interagency task force



Report outlines lessons learned establishing interagency task force

Earlier in February, the RAND Corporation released a report documenting lessons learned while establishing the Guatemalan Interagency Task Force Tecún Umán. The IATF was established for the interdiction of drug flow across the Mexican border...

Interagency cooperation brings results for Combatant Commands



Interagency cooperation brings results for Combatant Commands

Interagency collaboration has been embraced by U.S. combatant commands.  These efforts are an integral part of "Smart Defense," and have had a major impact on U.S. European Command...