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In the air domain, over the past year, JIATF-South documented a 53 percent decrease in illicit air tracks destined for Central America (primarily Honduras). Decisions made by some of our partner nations to establish lethal air interdiction policies have impeded JIATF-South’s efforts to share illicit air track information with those partner nations. Ultimately, air trafficking continues to be a declining percentage (3%) of overall cocaine flows.
Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, Posture Statement of Admiral Kurt W. Tidd Commander, United States Southern Command Before the 114th Congress Senate Armed Services Committee 10 March 2016 (Washington: U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, March 10, 2016): 23 <http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/16-03-10-united-states-strategic-command-united-states-northern-command-and-united-states-southern-command-programs-and-budget>.