National security

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National security

  1. 1. NATIONAL SECURITY AND COMMON DEFENSE
  2. 2. THE ARMY • Mission: prepare men´s strength to defend the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. • In Peru all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are liable for military training and compulsory military service • Commander in chief: General Ricardo Moncada Novoa.
  3. 3. THE NAVY • Mission: surveillance, patrol and defense on lakes, rivers and the Pacific Ocean up to 200 miles. • Commander-in-Chief: Admiral Carlos Tejada Mera. • Divided in: - Pacific Operations General Command - Amazon Operations General Command - General Direction of Peruvian Coast Guard
  4. 4. THE AIR FORCE • Mission: defend the nation and its interests through the use of air power. • Commander –in-chief: General Jaime Marin Figueroa Olivos. • Operational units are organized in 4 air wings: - Wing 1: Piura - Wing 2: Callao - Wing 3: Arequipa - Wing 4: Iquitos
  5. 5. POLICE FORCE: PNP • Formed by the Investigative Police, the Civil Guard and the Republic Guard. • Mission: preserve domestic order, public order, and national security. • Controlled by the Peruvian Interior Ministry. • Some divisions: - DINOES (Special Operations) - DINANDRO (Anti-Narcotics Unit) - DININCRI (Criminal Investigations) - DIRCOTE (Anti-Terrorism)

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