U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, head of the U.S. Southern Command, sought to highlight the role of collaboration, innovation and trust between partners to counter adversaries’ finances and threat networks, DoD News reported Friday.
Shannon Collins writes Tidd discussed collaborative ideas for regional security during his opening remarks at the 15th Caribbean Nations Security Conference in San Juan.
“We must seek out and leverage the expertise of civil society, academia, and the private sector, who can bring fresh perspective, unique skill sets and innovative solutions to bear on complex challenges,” said Tidd.
“We must hone the skills and capabilities our forces need to succeed in a transformed security environment.”
The report noted that the two-day event tackled discussions on informational sharing, regional security strategies, security synchronization and transnational threat networks.