Security Assistance

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 06:57
The article states that the Senate's foreign aid spending panel voted to slash military assistance to Egypt by $300 million amid growing congressional frustration with the country's dismal human rights record under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:40
The Qatar crisis has quickly become one of the Trump administration’s most sensitive dilemmas in the Middle East. Since America’s close Sunni Arab allies—Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—took action against Doha earlier this month, the White House has sent the Qataris mixed messages about Washington’s position on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s row. At this juncture, it remains unclear what role the Trump administration will play in Saudi/Emirati efforts to pressure the Qataris into capitulation.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 07:41
The recently approved sale of 12 Air Tractor-L3 Technologies AT-802L intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and light attack turboprops to Kenya is in doubt after it emerged that a US congressman is calling for an investigating into potential irregularities with the USD418 million deal
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 07:36
The Security Assistance Monitor has just published a new guide on the basics of U.S. Military and Police Aid. The guide gives an overview of the different programs, the most prominent program purposes, different types of military and police aid, top recipients, and key program initiation dates.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 06:57

Over the past 15 years, the United States has significantly expanded the number of U.S. security sector aid funding accounts or programs to support a range of U.S. national security and foreign policy goals. This guide provides an overview of 29 key, active U.S. programs funded by the Defense or State Departments and grouped by their primary purpose.

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 06:37
The European Union will pay the salaries of the Somali Police Force, an official said.The new EU Ambassador to Somalia, Ms Veronique Lorenzo, stated Thursday that the 6,800 police officers will receive the payment next week and that the intervention would support the police’s agenda to reform the security sector.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 08:59
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces sales of $33.6 billion for Fiscal Year 2016. The total sales include $2.9 billion of Foreign Military Financing-funded cases; $5.0 billion in Building Partner Capacity-funded cases; and $25.7 billion funded by partner nations.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 07:29
The Barack Obama administration shifted more than $100 million earmarked for Egypt to other countries earlier this year amid growing frustration with Cairo, Al-Monitor has learned. The previously undisclosed reallocation is a signal of Washington's impatience with the Egyptian government's refusal to work with U.S. aid organizations.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 06:38
The US has revived calls to suspend financial aid to the South Sudan government over massive corruption and gross human rights violations. A statement released by the US embassy in Juba on Thursday disclosed that the American law currently prohibits new assistance to Juba until the government takes effective steps to end hostilities and pursue good faith negotiations for a political settlement of the current conflict.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 07:34
More details about Turkey’s first military facility in Somalia emerged on Thursday with the construction firm behind the project confirming the base will be able to train hundreds of local soldiers.

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