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The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 seeks to make numerous changes to existing Department of Defense security assistance policy and authorities. This infographic attempts to show you the important differences between the House, Senate, and Conference versions. Portions of the NDAA seek to improve accountability and transparency by requiring more detailed annual reports on security assistance initiatives. The Senate version of the NDAA, in particular, attempts to streamline security assistance authorities by combining several existing authorities into one "Counter Islamic State in Iraq and Levant Fund," and enacting a new chapter of U.S. Code to address Department of Defense security assistance programs.

Infographic showing what U.S. cybersecurity assistance has looked like over the past two fiscal years.

France maintains a network of sixteen military training schools in ten countries throughout its former colonial sphere. This network presents both opportuntieis for increased military training coordination with the U.S., as well as new trans-Atlantic challenges. 

More than five years into the Obama Administration's major overhaul of the U.S. arms export control system, what are some of the key questions and concerns that have emerged? This question and answer fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. Export Control Reform Initiative and highlights some of the potential concerns.

The President requested significant changes in U.S. peacekeeping aid to Africa for FY 2017, but which countries are affected the most.

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