Under the United States Northern Command, the Air Forces Northern component operationally tasks the CAP in its auxiliary capacity to perform S&R, disaster relief and humanitarian services, Air Force support, and counterdrug operations
The Anti-Narcotics General Administration (ANGA), under the Ministry of Interior, oversees counterdrug operations
and cooperates with the U.S.
In rapid succession, USSOUTHCOM was assigned responsibility for counterdrug operations
, expanded its area of geographic focus to include the Caribbean, and enhanced its capacity for humanitarian missions.
Several different counterdrug operations
, investigations, and arrests in recent years illustrate the breadth of the DTO s' reach.
His Supply Officer tour was aboard USS Waddell (DDG-24), executing counterdrug operations
missions before the ship was transferred to the Greek Navy in 1992.
The US Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), the combatant command charged with military-wide joint doctrine, transformation, and organizational standardization, defines a JIATF as "an interagency organization under a single military director that coordinates counterdrug operations
at the operational and tactical level." (12)
These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations
The handbook features chapters on DoD's role in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRNE) response; DoD support to civil authorities (DSCA); counterdrug operations
; support to domestic emergency and disaster operations (with extensive discussions of the Stafford Act and related authorities); use of force in domestic operations; and intelligence and information operations, among other subjects.
JIATF-S is currently commanded by a Coast Guard rear admiral, who oversees interagency counterdrug operations
in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the eastern Pacific.
The basic skills required for the mission are the same as what the crew would use in combat, but the flow and volume of tracking is different in counterdrug operations
, says Lt.
In 1982, however, Congress made significant changes regarding how the military could support counterdrug operations
. Public Law 97-86 amended the Posse Comitatus Act by authorizing indirect involvement by any component of the U.S.