DEA’s FAST Units in Afghanistan

October 13, 2010, 10:00 AM

The second in the series: DEA in Afghanistan.

The Foreign-Deployed Advisory and Support Teams (FAST) are the enforcement arm of DEA’s Afghan Campaign Plan and Drug Flow Attack Strategy (DFAS). DFAS is used globally to develop operations which disrupt and seize shipments of drugs, precursor chemicals, and operating capital; and to disrupt Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) activity and identify trafficker reaction.

In Afghanistan, FAST works hand-in-hand with U.S. Military Special Operations forces to counter drug trafficking. DEA FAST’s relationship with U.S. Special Forces and U.S. Navy SEAL teams is to combine target information, resources, and expertise to disrupt the drug economy and its symbiotic relationship with the Taliban.

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