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5/16/18 | Blog
Trump Admin. Continues Spike in Counterterrorism Aid to Africa

The Trump Administration is continuing an unprecedented increase in U.S. foreign aid to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to address terrorist groups threats through the Defense and State Departments, according to a...

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5/14/18 | Fact Sheets
Congressional Notifications for Proposed U.S. Commercial Firearms Exports in 2017

Notifications to Congress for U.S. commercial firearms exports reached $662 million in 2017.

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5/14/18 | Fact Sheets
Major Trends in U.S. Counterterrorism Aid FY 2015-19
The Trump Administration maintains high funding for U.S. counterterrorism aid globally with an increased focus on DoD, border security, Africa, and countering violent extremism.
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SAM in the News

6/20/18 | News
A New Framework for Assessing the Risks From U.S. Arms Sales
SAM’s arms sales data is cited in a post about changes the U.S. government should implement in its approval process for arms sales.
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6/20/18 | News
The U.S. Spends Billions in Defense Aid. Is It Working?
SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted in this article and provides analysis for some of the failures in DoD's Global Train and Equip program. Read More
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6/7/18 | News
Trump Favors Arms Industry in Effort to Loosen Export Controls
SAM’s recent arms sales trend report and firearms exports notifications fact sheet are both cited in this brief that looks at the dangers and faults in the Trump Administration’s proposed changes for U.S. conventional arms export policies.
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