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Task Force Observe, Detect, Identify, and Neutralize - Enhanced (Task Force ODIN-E)

Task Force Observe, Detect, Identify, Neutralize - Enhanced was established during 2012 to exercise command and control over expanded intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets in Afghanistan operating in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The battalion-size Task Force Condor and Task Force Observe, Detect, Identify and Neutralize - Afghanistan (Task Force ODIN-A) were assigned to Task Force ODIN-E. Task Force Condor had previously been assigned to Task Force ODIN-A.

On 1 March 2013, a ceremony was held at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan to mark the transfer of mission for the theater-wide improvised explosive device neutralizing Saturn Arch Program, a geospatial intelligence system, from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to US Army Intelligence and Security Command. The transfer marked the first full transfer of a mission from a national-level intelligence agency to the conventional Army. The ceremony followed a transition beginning several months earlier by elements from the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, the Army Geospatial Intelligence Battalion, and Task Force ODIN-E. Task Force ODIN-E assumed the mission on behalf of INSCOM.

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