Easy access to all the Government news updates

Subscribe and receive personalized news articles straight in your inbox

*By clicking "Join us now" you agree to receive emails, promotions and general messages from ExecutiveGov. In addition, you also agree to ExecutiveGov's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

x
/

Adm. Kurt Tidd: Latin America Threat Networks Can Affect National Security, Regional Stability

1 min read
Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd
Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd
Adm. Kurt Tidd

Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, chief of the U.S. Southern Command, has said that transregional and transnational threat networks across Latin America pose a challenge to U.S. national security and affect stability in the region, DoD News reported Tuesday.

Lisa Ferdinando writes Tidd told a maritime security forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies that Southcom is shifting its focus from the singular threat of drug trafficking to a networked view of the security environment.

He added some networks have the capacity to build semi- and fully-submersible watercraft to travel unassisted and undetected, Ferdinando reported.

Tidd called for increased collaboration among government agencies as well as regional maritime cooperation that includes information sharing and multilateral exercises, according to the report.

The Southcom commander noted there are numerous countries in Latin America that are interested in global partnerships, Ferdinando wrote.

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about DoD

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.