Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa at a glance

Military & Police Aid $7,136,235,000 (2017)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $3,289,379,000 (2017)
Trainees 11,731 (2015)
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Middle East and North Africa

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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Trainees

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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Analysis

3/10/17 | Blog
State Department Proposed Firearms Sales Surpass $600 Million

The State Department requested Congress to approve over $662 million worth of commercial firearms sales to 36 countries in 2015-2016, including some countries that have come under scrutiny for their potential or alleged misuse of U.S. weapons.

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2/13/17 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Proposed Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Since the start of Fiscal Year 2016 the United States has authorized at least $20.5 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia. This fact sheet provides an overview of each authorized sale.

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11/11/16 | Fact Sheets
U.S. Military and Police Aid Programs A Basic Guide: From Purpose to Type of Recipient

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...

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Resources

2/24/17 | News
Iraqi Forces Storm Mosul Airport, Military Base
U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport from Islamic State on Thursday, advancing on multiple fronts towards the jihadists' last major stronghold in the western half of the city.
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2/24/17 | News
Turkey-backed Rebels in 'Near Full Control' of Al-Bab
Turkish armed forces and allied Syrian fighters have seized near full control of the key town of Al Bab in northern Syria from ISIL, according to multiple sources.
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2/24/17 | News
McCain Meets with U.S. Troops in Secret Trip to Syria
Sen. John McCain, one of President Donald Trump's harshest critics, made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit U.S. forces stationed there and discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State extremists, his office said Wednesday.
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