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Joint Task Force North [website]   [open html - 7KB]

"Joint Task Force North (JTF North), based at Biggs Army Airfield, Fort Bliss, Texas, is a joint service command comprised of active duty and reserve component Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Department of Defense civilian employees and contracted support personnel. JTF North, formerly known as Joint Task Force Six, is the Department of Defense organization tasked to support our nations federal law enforcement agencies in the interdiction of suspected transnational threats within and along the approaches to the continental United States. Transnational threats are those activities conducted by individuals or groups that involve international terrorism, narco-trafficking, weapons of mass destruction, and the delivery systems for such weapons that threaten the national security of the United States. JTF Norths new homeland defense support role is articulated in its mission statement: Detect, monitor and support the interdiction of suspected transnational threats within and along the approaches to CONUS; fuse and disseminate intelligence, contribute to the common operating picture; coordinate support to lead federal agencies; and support security cooperation initiatives in order to secure the homeland and enhance regional security."

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