Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security at Embassy Kabul comprises two major units: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Hostile Environment Advisory Team (HEAT).
The largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, ICE was formed as part of the federal government’s response to the 9/11 attacks. It is charged with preventing terrorist and criminal activity by targeting the people, money, and materials that support terrorist and criminal organizations. ICE enhances national security by conducting and coordinating international investigations involving transnational criminal organizations and serves as a liaison to counterparts in local foreign government and law enforcement.
Special agents assigned to HEAT provide valuable investigative experience in an effort to further enhance the mission of the Embassy of the United States, Kabul, Afghanistan.
HEAT works within the Embassy framework to assist the Afghan people and their government in building a stable and secure nation, free from militant extremism, some of which threatens the United States.
Documents and Web Pages:
DHS Home Page: http://www.dhs.gov