counterdrug operations


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counterdrug operations

Civil or military actions taken to reduce or eliminate illicit drug trafficking. See also counterdrug; counterdrug nonoperational support; counterdrug operational support.
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The Anti-Narcotics General Administration (ANGA), under the Ministry of Interior, oversees counterdrug operations and cooperates with the U.
counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, and counterdrug operations conducted in support of a host nation are just as much foreign internal defense as using special operations forces to train and advise foreign security forces.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone interested in the military's role in COIN and counterdrug operations would find Hablan los generates instructive.
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.
9) The Department of Defense (DoD) initially resisted becoming involved in counterdrug operations.
Later, it would broaden its scope to support counterdrug operations in South America.
From peacekeeping to feeding starving nations, to conducting counterdrug operations, the military continues to adapt to evolving missions.