U.S. Policy

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:13
Libyan media has obtained leaked audio recordings of what appears to be US pilots speaking with the control tower of an airbase controlled by Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:24
Senators and aides said Monday lawmakers were still discussing the contours of a deal that would fund the government until Dec. 9 and provide money to combat the spread of the Zika virus, a plan that seemingly everyone on Capitol Hill can endorse except one critical faction: conservative House Republicans.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 06:59
US Senate Democrats voted down the 2017 Pentagon and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs spending bills on Tuesday for the third time, teeing up a stopgap funding resolution to avert a government shutdown.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 10:25

Receive testimony about the potential for experimentation and prototyping to reduce acquisition cycle times and advance open architecture approaches, as well as Congressional support that would be needed to promote experimentation. 

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 06:26
The United States on Sunday ordered non-emergency U.S. government personnel and dependents to leave violence-torn Burundi and warned other Americans to get out "as soon as it is feasible to do so".
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:19

Challenging a longtime U.S. military critique of security assistance, some defense experts are saying suspending U.S. military aid to foreign security forces because of their poor human rights record has often caused an improvement in the force’s behavior.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:59
As American intelligence agencies grapple with the expansion of the Islamic State beyond its headquarters in Syria, the Pentagon has proposed a new plan to the White House to build up a string of military bases in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Middle East.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 06:44
Regional and international action in Burundi at the moment isn't sufficient to address the threat of escalating human rights violations and potential mass atrocities, a United Nations official said Monday.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 06:54
U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle said his country had concluded plans to send a team to Nigeria by January, as part of the Security Governance Initiative (SGI) effort.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 13:29

On November 25, 2015, the President signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016 (S. 1356) to authorize Defense Department programs and policies for next year. While renewing many previously created military aid funding authorities, this law authorizes four new military aid authorities or programs (see the asterisk for these authorities) worth a total $478 million. The legislation creates or extends several new military aid restrictions, policy statements, and reports. The new law also includes $5 billion in budgetary cuts after the President vetoed an earlier version of the bill submitted to him by Congress in October. The following table shows the key differences between this new law and earlier House and Senate passed bills.