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Caribbean Basin Security : A team of nine U.S. Coast Guardsmen and six U.S. Army Soldiers based at U.S. Southern Command earned the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award on December 5, for the maintenance, training, advice, and assistance they have provided to Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) member security forces via the Technical Assistance Field Team (TAFT) program. While the award highlights the contributions of the CBSI-TAFT team, the story behind it is part of a larger effort to improve the security capabilities of partner nations in support of U.S. foreign policy and national security.

An initiative launched by the State Department in 2010, CBSI is part of a U.S. security strategy focused on working with partners across the Caribbean to meet shared security challenges. The United States and thirteen CBSI-member countries together identified three core objectives to deal with the threats facing the Caribbean region: reduce illicit trafficking, increase public safety, and promote social justice. Read more

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Caribbean Basin Security : A team of nine U.S. Coast Guardsmen and six U.S. Army Soldiers based at U.S. Southern Command earned the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award on December 5, for the maintenance, training, advice, and assistance they have provided to Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) member security forces via the Technical Assistance Field Team (TAFT) program. While the award highlights the contributions of the CBSI-TAFT team, the story behind it is part of a larger effort to improve the security capabilities of partner nations in support of U.S. foreign policy and national security.

An initiative launched by the State Department in 2010, CBSI is part of a U.S. security strategy focused on working with partners across the Caribbean to meet shared security challenges. The United States and thirteen CBSI-member countries together identified three core objectives to deal with the threats facing the Caribbean region: reduce illicit trafficking, increase public safety, and promote social justice