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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.

March 11, 2016

Tidd: Global Terrorist, Criminal Networks Southcom’s Biggest Threat

Testifying before a Senate panel, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said global terrorist and criminal networks are the biggest threats facing the command.

March 11, 2016

‘Issue of the Day’ Shouldn’t Overshadow Opportunities, Dunford Says

As the U.S. faces pressing global security issues, it's important to remember that South America offers opportunities to deepen relationships and tackle challenges.

March 10, 2016

Southcom Commander Reports on Visits to Area of Responsibility

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd briefed reporters on his visits to nations within the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to meet with military leaders and other regional officials.

March 9, 2016

Dunford Salutes Florida-Based Anti-Drug Interagency Task Force

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he was impressed by the professionalism, expertise and dedication exhibited by the members of the Joint Interagency Task Force South joint operations center in Key West, Florida.

Jan. 15, 2016

Southcom Responsible for Wide Range of Missions

U.S. Southern Command is vitally important to the United States and in promoting peace and stability in its area of responsibility, Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd said yesterday after taking command of Southcom.

Jan. 14, 2016

Admiral Tidd Takes Command of Southcom

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd took command of U.S. Southern Command during a ceremony at Southcom’s headquarters in Miami.

Jan. 8, 2016

Outgoing Southcom Commander Outlines Mission

The role of U.S. Southern Command is unique among the combatant commands, Southcom’s outgoing commander said.

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