Military aid

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 08:40
This article covers the recent Azerbaijani threat to end military cooperation with both the US and NATO after increased pressure to improve its human rights record.
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 08:38
The article discusses a potential model that the U.S. military is considering in order to maintain the Afghan government’s waning control — without too high a cost — in difficult parts of Afghanistan at a time when the Taliban are resurgent.
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 07:36
The report focuses on the Lebanese government’s ability to mitigate threats from Salafi-jihadi groups, and explores aspects of U.S. policy toward Hezbollah. It argues against the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and suggests additional steps that it and Congress can take to strengthen Lebanon’s counterterrorism capabilities, including continued Foreign Military Financing for Lebanon and leveraging U.S. assistance for better counterterrorism coordination.
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, August 28, 2017 - 06:45
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced a new plan for Afghanistan Monday night with calls for additional U.S. forces, greater NATO participation and regional pressure that held echoes of the previous administrations even as the president said his way forward would be a much more aggressive plan that delivers results. “Nearly 16 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the American people are weary of war without victory,” Trump told a largely military audience at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia. Trump said he was initially inclined to withdraw all forces. As he said on the campaign trail, he still feels that the U.S. had spent too much time, energy and money trying to rebuild Afghanistan, like Iraq, to resemble American governance.
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 10:54
The article states that Trump decided to cancel the covert program to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels after weapons ended up in the hands of Al-Qaeda fighters.
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 10:38
This article discusses a push by both Defense and State Department officials to arm Ukrainian troops with lethal aid to counter Russian-backed separatists fighting for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic.
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 12:02
This article discusses the recent decision in the House rejecting Trump’s proposal to cut spending on foreign aid to the Middle East and highlights the strategic importance of continuing aid to Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:41
The Mu’tasim Brigade appears to be the very model of a fighting force the U.S. Defense Department can get behind—so why is it always running short of bullets and shells?
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 07:15
Islamic State fighters withdrew from front lines with Syrian rebel forces north of Aleppo on Wednesday as the rebels mounted a counter attack against the jihadist group near the Turkish border, an opposition source and monitoring group said.

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