According to SouthCom, the „peaceful“ operation took place „in international waters, outside the territorial jurisdiction of Venezuela, 12 nautical miles (about 22 kilometers) from that country.
Eine Spezialeinheit der US-Armee wird ab Anfang Juni in Kolumbien operieren.
In der Praxis eröffnet der Vertrag für Brasilien den Zugang zum US-Rüstungsmarkt und ermöglicht gleichzeitig brasilianische Rüstungskäufe in den USA.
The FCC documents show that Southcom’s balloons are carrying small, satellite-like vehicles housing sophisticated sensors and communication gear. One of those sensors is a synthetic aperture radar intended to detect every car or boat in motion on a 25-mile swath beneath the balloon.
The balloons also have advanced mesh networking technologies that allow them to communicate with one another, share data and pass it to receivers on the ground below.
Das Spionage-Flugzeug bewegte sich laut venezolanischen Streitkräften unerlaubt und ohne sich bei der Flugsicherheitsbehörde zu identifizieren im Luftraum Venezuelas. Dies stellt eine Verletzung internationaler Luftfahrtverträge sowie der nationalen Souveränität Venezuelas dar.
Faller visited Costa Rica July 24 – 26, where he met with leaders to discuss security cooperation
The U.S. Navy and its partners in Central and South America just wrapped up the UNITAS 2019 Pacific exercise, with a U.S. destroyer leading the 13-nation force through an anti-submarine and surface warfare drill.
In the 60th iteration of the annual exercise in U.S. 4th Fleet, the forces melded sea- and air-control skills with humanitarian assistance and disaster relief practice, to ensure the partners could come together if needed for a range of missions.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) welcomed the United States Southern Command (Southcom) leader Craig Faller Friday who was accompanied by a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The group convened in Palmerola, a U.S. military base located in Honduras about 75 km north of the nation’s capital of Tegucigalpa.
What Centcom officers were worried about is that they would take a back seat to the European and Pacific commands. In fact, there’s a clear, if unstated, pecking order among the commands, retired Col. Kevin Benson, a former director of the Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies, notes. ‘The three most important commands are in Europe, which is Eucom, the Pacific, which is Pacom and now, because of Iran, the Middle East – which is Centcom. Southcom, the Southern Command, is almost always last in priority.’
Southcom has been a controversial actor in Latin American politics for many years since its founding as a force to defend U.S. interests at the Panama Canal. The commander of Southcom, U.S. Admiral Craig Faller has intimated that the force could be reoriented for intervention in Venezuela by aiding the opposition:
Bilateral military cooperation between the United States and Ecuador has strengthened by several high-level visits, including a visit from hospital ship USNS COMFORT and reopening of the U.S. military cooperation office in Ecuador, the statement declared.
Beobachter erwarten zum kommenden Wochenende, wenn die USA und der selbsternannte Interimspräsident Juan Guaidó an der kolumbianisch-venezolanischen Grenze einen Durchbruch für US-Lieferungen erzwingen wollen, eine gefährliche Zuspitzung.
USA ziehen Truppen in Nachbarstaaten zusammen und verhängen neue Sanktionen
Defense Secretary James Mattis said the U.S. military brings stability to most of Latin America through its operations at the South Florida-based Southern Command headquarters.
Mattis spoke Monday at a ceremony appointing Navy Adm. Craig Faller as new leader of the command that oversees U.S. military operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is also responsible for security of the Panama Canal and the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Tidds wohnte am Dienstag indes der Übernahme des Kommandos der Task Force Bravo auf dem US-Luftwaffenstützpunkt Soto Cano durch Oberst Kevin Russel bei.