Quick Facts

Area in square km 13,880
Per capita GDP in dollars 25,200 (2015)
Population 324,597 (2015)
Size of armed forces 1,000 (2016)
U.S. military personnel present 46 (2015)

Bahamas at a glance

Military & Police Aid $200,000 (2017)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $1,204,017 (2014)
Arms Sales $972,896 (2014)
Trainees 329 (2015)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
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3/7/14 | Blog
The Week in Review

This week the Obama administration cut aid to Colombia and Mexico in its proposed budget for FY2015, El Salvador's police chief said the gang truce was technically done and Colombia's military was rocked by more scandals. Here's a roundup of these stories and other highlights from around the...

7/3/12 | Blog
Tradewinds 2012: A week of military exercises

Between June 14th and 24th, U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), led by U.S. Marine Forces South, sponsored ten days of...

1/26/11 | Blog
Military and police training in Latin America, 1999-2008

After an inexcusably long delay, the Department of State last week released the Foreign Military Training Report (FMTR) for 2008. Added to U.S. law in 1999 and due on March 1 of each year, the FMTR is...



8/12/15 | News
Haiti Migration Crisis: Bahamas Navy Arrests Haitian Immigrants For Trying To Enter Country
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force stopped a boat over the weekend carrying an estimated 100 Haitian migrants and handed the passengers to immigration authorities. Nearly 1,000 migrants have been arrested so far this year for trying to enter the Bahamas illegally.
11/24/14 | News
OAS Calls for Haitians to Come Together, Raises Concern about New Bahamas Immigration Policy
The assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States is calling on Haiti’s politicians to set aside their differences so that long delayed legislative and local elections can take place as soon as possible.
11/17/14 | Policy Statements
Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Officials Receive Joint Operations Interdiction Award
Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director for Supply Reduction Marilyn Quagliotti presented the United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Award to Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) Thursday.

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