Security Assistance

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 08:59
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces sales of $33.6 billion for Fiscal Year 2016. The total sales include $2.9 billion of Foreign Military Financing-funded cases; $5.0 billion in Building Partner Capacity-funded cases; and $25.7 billion funded by partner nations.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 06:52
The U.S. Army announced Thursday it will deploy 1,700 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division this winter to advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces currently trying to retake Mosul from Islamic State fighters.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 06:49
Iraq is not planning for U.S. military advisors to accompany Iraqi forces inside the city of Mosul, at least for now, a U.S. military spokesman said on Thursday, potentially limiting America's role in the offensive against Islamic State.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 08:13
Ukraine is refitting and expanding its naval fleet, including repairing its flagship, the frigate "Hetman Sahaydachnyy", to counter a Russian military build-up in the annexed territory of Crimea, the commander of the Ukrainian navy says. The upgrade will be helped by $30 million worth of U.S. aid, part of a $500 million package from Washington for the Ukrainian military which Kiev expects to receive next year.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 08:10
Unknown to most people, the UK has been deeply involved in helping successive Colombian governments in several areas. The relationship runs far deeper than just the annual £1bn ($1.22bn) of bilateral trade.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 07:12
According to Karen Spring of the Honduras Solidarity Network, the recent surge in violence and repression against environmental and human rights activists results from increased funding that Honduran security forces have received from the U.S. through programs like the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI). According to Security Assistance Monitor, since the inception of the CARSI program in 2008, the U.S. has provided more than $109 million to military and police aid programs in Honduras, with another $17 million expected in 2017.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 07:22
After 15 years of training and more than $70 billion in support from the U.S., the casualty rate has soared again this year for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, according to an inspector general's quarterly report to Congress.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:27
U.S. commanders in the Middle East are trying to determine whether 300 U.S. troops on the ground inside Syria will be enough to oust the Islamic State group from its self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 06:36
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces will lead the impending assault on Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s stronghold in Syria, despite the objections of the Turkish government, a top U.S. general said Wednesday.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 06:29
The recent stream of senior U.S. defense officials to Nordic countries underlines American concerns about potential friction in northern Europe, and Washington’s efforts to boost defense and deterrence there.