first published on January 29, 2016 by Will
Don’t be confused by the gear, this isn’t a military operation. These are American Drug Enforcement Agents (DEA), and they are literally on the front line of the war on drugs.
DEA Foreign-deployed Advisory and Support Teams (FAST) bring capabilities on par with many war fighting military units. They are able to infiltrate hostile environments using advanced weaponry, communications, and vehicular assets, while using host nation indigenous police forces to supplement their small numbers.
At the time of this video, the Taliban were bringing in over $100 million annually through the illicit drug trade.