Catching the smugglers

“We have many common maritime challenges.”

CNO Pledges to Build Partnerships in the Americas Amid Drug Battle

By Gina Harkins

TheĀ Navy‘s top officer met with maritime leaders from across the Western Hemisphere this week, as they work to thwart drug trafficking that’s led to security and humanitarian challenges throughout the region.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson met with his counterparts from Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Canada, Argentina and Brazil during a two-day conference in Cartagena, Colombia. Military leaders from 18 countries participated in the event, where they discussed strategies to combat drug trafficking.

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