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Security Assistance Monitor has created an infographic that highlights the recent trends on U.S. security assistance to Africa, particularly the significant increase in Department of Defense-funded military aid.

Whereas analysis on U.S. security assistance is often focused on State Department-funded programs, this fact sheet combines the State and Defense’s request for security assistance for FY 2016 for a review of the major global and regional trends for the upcoming year.

An excerpt of the Fact Sheet can be read on our blog here.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 includes many provisions that affect the way the U.S. military engages in foreign military and police aid, training and arms sales worldwide. Based on an initial review of the bill (H.R. 3979), it would create at least seven new Defense Department (DoD) authorities or programs to provide foreign military and/or police aid (see table 1 below). 

Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest details the foreign policy justification and purpose for the U.S. training activity, the number of foreign military personnel provided training and their units of operation, and the location of the training. This fact sheet looks at the trends for FY2013.

This fact sheet covers the three U.S. programs that specifically pay for counter-drug aid in Latin America. Together, though, they make up about 81% of all U.S. military/police aid to the region over the last 10 years. 

This fact sheet covers the three main United States counternarcotics assistance programs – the State Department’s International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement and the Defense Department’s Section 1004 and Section 1033 – currently active in Central Eurasia.

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