Security Assistance

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 07:35
The U.S. State Department has informed Pakistan that its entire annual military aid from the United States will be on hold until they agree to certain “actions,” including a new military offensive against the Haqqani Network, a Taliban-linked faction active in North Waziristan.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:27
Security assistance can be a helpful tool to reduce security threats from violent actors and help make security forces more accountable to the civilian population. However, done poorly it can also undermine stability or have no effect at all.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 06:22
If first impressions really can be gleaned from footwear, Afghan security forces may be about as disjointed and ragged as a state-run military can get.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:55
Helping other countries' militaries and intelligence services is a vital part of whatever we're calling the war on terrorism these days. These programs, however, are often seen as one of two extremes: a panacea or an afterthought.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:33
The dwindling U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan is hampering the Pentagon’s ability to train and monitor local security forces, a government watchdog report warned Friday.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:10
The exoneration of 16 U.S. service members for their role in a deadly attack on a civilian hospital in Afghanistan in October highlights the perils of America’s continued involvement in the country.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:19
Members of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday raised doubts over the Obama administration’s decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, echoing New Delhi’s concerns that these weapons will improve Islamabad’s capabilities to fight India rather than combat terrorism.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 06:13
Drones are firing more weapons than conventional warplanes for the first time in Afghanistan and the ratio is rising, previously unreported US Air Force data for 2015 show, underlining how reliant the military has become on unmanned aircraft.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 06:20
Tremendous progress achieved in Afghanistan has made the US safer, but still a lot of work has to be done in the war torn country for the advancement of national security interests, the White House has said, a day after a Taliban bomb blast in Kabul killed 30 people.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 06:52
U.S. Special Operations forces have been quietly deployed around the world since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in an effort to shore up U.S. allies embroiled in their own conflicts.