Diana Ohlbaum

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 06:54
This LobeLog article links to the Security Assistance Monitor site in reference to the security assistance that is provided by the Department of State and the Department of Defense globally and the need for improved accountability in foreign aid resources.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:16
Earlier this month, the Department of Defense (DOD) unveiled a new policy for assessing, monitoring and evaluating the assistance it provides to foreign militaries.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 09:38
Diana Ohlbaum analyzes Congress' approach to U.S.- Saudi relations.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:49
Certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which recently passed the House and Senate, have mired the legislation in controversy and provoked a veto threat from the White House. But amidst all the partisan rancor, the bills contain at least three solid victories for transparency and accountability of Pentagon-run foreign aid programs, all of which garnered broad bipartisan support.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:54
One area much in need of sunshine this year is the distribution of international humanitarian, development and security aid by the Pentagon — assistance that used to be provided almost exclusively by the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 08:59
As the president and presidential candidates struggle to articulate their plans for keeping America safe — or at least for making Americans feel safe — one article of faith unites them: The United States must build the capacity of partner countries to fight terrorism in their own lands.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 13:56
The billions of dollars we invested in reconstituting, arming and training Iraqi security forces over the last decade is now money down a rat hole — or worse, since some of the weapons, uniforms and supplies are now in the hands of the most dangerous and anti-American factions.