Tag Archives: Southcom

Report: Navy to Deploy Littoral Combat Ships, Expeditionary Fast Transports to Support Southcom Operations

The U.S. Navy has decided to deploy Littoral Combat Ships and Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport vessels instead of reactivating Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates to support U.S. Southern Command operations, USNI News reported Monday. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer asked Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, to send at least four LCS and T-EPF units to …

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Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd: US Needs Multipolar Strategy

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, has said the country needs a multipolar strategy to address hybrid and complex threats on every domain, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes Tidd highlighted potential threats such as Iran’s use of fast boats and unmanned aerial vehicles, China’s development of …

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

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 …

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Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd: Southcom Seeks Help to Disrupt Illicit Networks in Latin America & Caribbean

U.S. Southern Command leader and U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd has outlined the security challenges posed by illicit networks in Latin America and the Caribbean, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes criminals and terrorists use illicit networks for smuggling drugs, wildlife, bulk cash, weapons, people, illegal logging and mining activities to raise money. The report said the U.S. …

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Gen. John Kelly: Southcom Looks to Partners for Regional Security Missions

Gen. John Kelly, outgoing chief of the U.S. Southern Command, has said the command collaborates with its military allies to counter terrorism, illegal drug trade and transnational organized crime, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes the Defense Department established Southcom to carry out DoD’s security cooperation initiatives in southern and …

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Obama Nominates Kurt Tidd to Head US Southern Command

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd as the next commander of the U.S. Southern Command and for promotion to the admiral rank, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Thursday. Tidd serves as assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and works with the Secretary of State …

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