Joint Interdiction Operations

05.09.07 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

A new publication from the Joint Chiefs of Staff presents military doctrine on joint interdiction operations (pdf).

“Interdiction operations are actions to divert, disrupt, delay, or destroy an enemy’s surface capabilities before they can be used effectively against friendly forces, or to otherwise achieve objectives.”

“In support of law enforcement, interdiction includes activities conducted to divert, disrupt, delay, intercept, board, detain, or destroy, as appropriate, vessels, vehicles, aircraft, people and cargo. Interdiction also can be used to prevent an enemy from achieving a variety of objectives affecting the US populace, economy, or national interests.”

See “Joint Interdiction,” Joint Publication 3-03, 3 May 2007.