U.S. Policy

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:45
Only the development of transparent, legitimate institutions accountable to the people of Pakistan can serve as a long-term bulwark against instability and extremism in the countries.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 09:27
Boeing, the US aerospace and defence manufacturer has been contracted by the US department of defence for producing all-weather, anti-ship Harpoon missiles for India under the foreign military sales program.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:24
Senators and aides said Monday lawmakers were still discussing the contours of a deal that would fund the government until Dec. 9 and provide money to combat the spread of the Zika virus, a plan that seemingly everyone on Capitol Hill can endorse except one critical faction: conservative House Republicans.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 06:59
US Senate Democrats voted down the 2017 Pentagon and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs spending bills on Tuesday for the third time, teeing up a stopgap funding resolution to avert a government shutdown.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 10:25

Receive testimony about the potential for experimentation and prototyping to reduce acquisition cycle times and advance open architecture approaches, as well as Congressional support that would be needed to promote experimentation. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:19

Challenging a longtime U.S. military critique of security assistance, some defense experts are saying suspending U.S. military aid to foreign security forces because of their poor human rights record has often caused an improvement in the force’s behavior.

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 13:29

On November 25, 2015, the President signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016 (S. 1356) to authorize Defense Department programs and policies for next year. While renewing many previously created military aid funding authorities, this law authorizes four new military aid authorities or programs (see the asterisk for these authorities) worth a total $478 million. The legislation creates or extends several new military aid restrictions, policy statements, and reports. The new law also includes $5 billion in budgetary cuts after the President vetoed an earlier version of the bill submitted to him by Congress in October. The following table shows the key differences between this new law and earlier House and Senate passed bills.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 08:04
The State Department’s Directorate for Defense Trade Controls has proposed a rule change that could loosen oversight of private security companies and exacerbate the problems we’ve seen with them.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:55
The current strategic environment in South Asia has been drastically transformed where the US has now become the strategic partner of India and its policies toward Pakistan are routed through New Delhi. The policy makers in Washington D.C. are repeating the history of what they did after the Cold War.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 08:48
Since the current approach of assisting Pakistan has little chance of aligning Pakistan’s interests with those of the United States, the time has come for Washington to change course. If Washington cannot end Pakistan’s noxious behaviors, it should at least stop sponsoring them.