Caribbean Nations Must Evolve Networks to Face New Challenges, Tidd Says

By Jim Garamone Networks are a fact of life in the world today and they are both the problem and the solution, U.S. Southern Command’s chief said today at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference in Georgetown, Guyana. Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd reiterated a theme he broached in last year’s conference: the idea of networks. Networks are a fact of life in the 21st century and they drive the world. “They are a defining characteristic of our daily lives,” the admiral said. “We rely on them, we’re part of them,…

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Marine frigate to the Caribbean

Google Translation Frigate Van Speijk left Den Helder October 30th to the Caribbean. There the ship addresses both drug-fighting operations and various coastguard tasks. In case of emergency, it also grants humanitarian aid. The Van Speijk solves Zr. Ms. Zeeland as a station ship. The frigate has 2 very fast rubber boats and an NH-90 maritime combat helicopter on board. These are suitable for rapid interception in drug-fighting operations. The multipurpose frigate also has a boarding team to board other ships and search them. Zeeland disturbed a drug transport in…

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