Newly Acquired DOD Report Reveals Majority of Coalition Support Funds to Pakistan, Jordan

Security Assistance Monitor recently acquired the Department of Defense’s 2015 fourth quarter report on the Coalition Support Fund program through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The program, which began in 2002 and was expanded upon in 2006, is designed to reimburse foreign countries for their participation in U.S. military operations in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Since the programs inception, the United States has provided over $17 billion in reimbursements to more than a dozen countries. Pakistan and Jordan have been the largest recipients of program funds overall, but some of the other countries that have received reimbursements include Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, and Romania. For a full list of countries and amounts reimbursed, visit our military aid database here.

The report shows that in the fourth quarter of 2015, the United States reimbursed a total of $1.6 billion in Coalition Support Funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. Pakistan, Hungary and Jordan received over $860 million in military operations support in just the fourth quarter of FY 2015 alone.

Pakistan received the majority of the funds given in this quarter at a total of $712 million for support in operation’s Enduring Freedom and Freedom’s Sentinel. The Jordanians received $147 million reimbursed to help them maintain security along their border with Syria in Fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Hungary was reimbursed $765,154 in expenses connected to Operation Enduring Freedom, which took place in Afghanistan in 2013.  The remaining $751 million is not currently publicly available and therefore we have put the money as “global” until we are able to learn who received those reimbursement funds.