Security Assistance

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:59
Pakistan is unlikely to be a front-burner issue for President Trump, but it’s a country he’ll have to reckon with sooner rather than later. It is difficult to know what to expect from a Trump administration regarding a country that remains by any objective measure both a critical counterterrorism partner and a state supporter of terrorism
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:16
Earlier this month, the Department of Defense (DOD) unveiled a new policy for assessing, monitoring and evaluating the assistance it provides to foreign militaries.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 13:07
Major General Stephen Farmen commands the US Army Security Assistance Command, which manages more than $170 billion in foreign military sales and support. In 2016 the command had more than $14 billion in new business and anticipates more than $16 billion in 2017. But as General Farmen said "its not about the dollars, it's about the effects."
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 09:08
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is beginning work on a new multiyear modernization road map that takes into account an influx of $38 billion in US-promised grant aid from 2019 through 2028, the military’s top planner said on Monday.
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:42
There are also myriad other secondary effects on organized crime stemming from the policy changes Trump is promising. A long-term divide between the two governments could trickle down to security collaboration, after years in which shared intelligence has helped Mexico locate some of its most wanted men.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:45
he U.S. military has wiped more than 30,000 names of suspected ghost Afghan soldiers from its payroll, as part of a widening corruption crackdown that a top American general estimates will save the U.S. millions of dollars each month.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 07:12
So Trump faces this dilemma: how can he reassure allies while engaging adversaries? Our research suggests one possibility: arms transfers.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 07:11
The U.S. Air Force is increasing airdrops of weapons, ammunition and other equipment to a growing number of opposition forces closing in on Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 07:09
American warplanes and combat advisers are once again backing Turkish military units battling Islamic State fighters in northern Syria, the most tangible indication yet that months of tension between the NATO allies may be easing.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 07:06
The article details Obama's dilemma as he struggles to decide whether to arm Kurds fighting ISIS in Syria or whether to leave such a decision to the incoming Trump administration.

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