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    Adm.Craig S. Faller, commander, U.S. Southern Command, briefs members of the news media on the importance of USSOUTHCOM to the United States National Defense Strategy at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., March 11, 2020.
    Right-Sizing, Not Reduction at Guantanamo, Southcom Commander Says
    By By C. Todd Lopez, DoD News | March 12, 2020
    Since the Guantanamo Bay detention camp stood up in 2002, nearly 780 prisoners have been housed there. Today, the facility holds just 40 men, one who has been convicted and 39 others who are detainees, said Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command. Now, there are plans to adjust operations at the facility to reflect this new reality.

    MIAMI (March 8, 2020) -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives at U.S. Southern Command headquarters and is greeted by SOUTHCOM Commander, Navy Adm. Craig Faller, and Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Marine Sgt. Maj. Bryan K. Zickefoose. Bolsonaro visited SOUTHCOM to meet with U.S. military leaders to discuss the growing U.S.-Brazil defense partnership. (Photo by Juan Chiari, U.S. Army Garrison-Miami)
    Brazilian President Visits SOUTHCOM
    By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | March 8, 2020
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited U.S. Southern Command today to meet with U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, as well as other command and Department of Defense leaders. The leaders discussed the growing defense-cooperation partnership between Brazil and the U.S.

    U.S. Southern Command's headquarters building in Miami, Florida. (SOUTHCOM Photo)
    Brazilian President to Visit U.S. Southern Command
    By SOUTHCOM Public Affairs | March 6, 2020
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will take part in a historic visit to U.S. Southern Command March 7. Bolsonaro will meet with U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, as well as other command leaders to discuss the growing defense-cooperation partnership between Brazil and the United States. During the visit, the U.S. and Brazil will sign a bilateral Agreement on Research Development, Test, and Evaluation Projects.

    VP-4 Assists in Counter Drug Operations: U.S. 4th Fleet
    By Petty Officer 2nd Class Juan Sua, Patrol Squadron 4 | Feb. 24, 2020
    Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, currently forward deployed to Cooperative Security Location (CSL), El Salvador work in unison with the U.S. Coast Guard and local forces to counter drug operations within the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.

    Coast Guardsmen assemble before preparing bails of cocaine to be offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) in San Diego, Feb. 10, 2020. The crew aboard the Munro offloaded approximately 20,000 pounds of cocaine. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray)
    Coast Guard Offloads $338 Million of Cocaine in San Diego
    By U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment San Diego | Feb. 11, 2020
    The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine Monday seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately $338 million.

    MAYPORT, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2020) The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9) departs Naval Station Mayport for the ship’s maiden deployment, Feb. 6, 2020. The Little Rock deployment will be the third deployment of a littoral combat ship in support of Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South’s Campaign MARTILLO. The deployment of a littoral combat ship to the region demonstrates the commitment to regional cooperation and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard/Released)
    USS Little Rock Departs on Maiden Deployment
    By Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Public Affairs | Feb. 7, 2020
    Beginning its maiden deployment, USS Little Rock (LCS 9) departed its Mayport, Florida, homeport Feb. 6 for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, where the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will operate.



    Located at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) conducts detection and monitoring (D&M) operations throughout their Joint Operating Area to facilitate the interdiction of illicit trafficking in support of national and partner nation security. 

    Martillo (Hammer) is a multi-national detection, monitoring and interdiction operation conducted by U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels and aircraft as well as U.S. federal law enforcement assets working in cooperation with military and law enforcement units from various Central and South American nations, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Martillo is a USSOUTHCOM supported and Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South) led operation to deny transnational criminal organizations the ability to exploit shipment routes in the for the movement of narcotics, precursor chemicals, bulk cash, human trafficking and weapons.