Security Assistance

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 06:33
The State Department appears headed for a showdown with Congress over the department’s decision to approve more than $50 million in aid for Honduras despite the Central American nation’s poor human rights record.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:37
Honduran military and police forces, backed by the international community and in particular millions of U.S. dollars, once again brutally attacked peaceful protesters in a week that saw more social movement blood spilt.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:57
Neither approved nor rejected, the plan was left in a state of ambiguity that U.S. officials said reflects growing administration skepticism about escalating a covert CIA program that has trained and armed thousands of Syrian fighters over the past three years.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 07:44
A gunman, reportedly in an Afghan army uniform, shot dead two American advisers and wounded three on Wednesday near a base outside the Afghan capital before being killed himself, officials said.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 06:54
When U.S. Southern Command dispatched nearly 2,000 Marines, a dozen helicopters, and one amphibious assault ship to Haiti earlier this month, it was an effort to provide lifesaving assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. But the operation also served as a reminder to regional friends and neighbors that they needn’t turn to Russia, SOUTHCOM commander Adm. Kurt Tidd said Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 07:29
The Barack Obama administration shifted more than $100 million earmarked for Egypt to other countries earlier this year amid growing frustration with Cairo, Al-Monitor has learned. The previously undisclosed reallocation is a signal of Washington's impatience with the Egyptian government's refusal to work with U.S. aid organizations.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:48
The Obama administration has certified that Honduras has taken "effective steps" to improve human rights conditions and reduce corruption despite ongoing concerns of abuse. The move frees up millions of dollars in U.S. aid to the Central American country.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:25
As European allies watch Russian aggression in Europe with concern, the Norwegian government is considering allowing a small contingent of U.S. Marines to be based in the country to facilitate better military cooperation and be at the ready in the event of a crisis, has learned.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 07:34
US defence secretary Ashton Carter signed a defence industrial agreement with his Chilean counterpart José Antonio Gómez on 13 October. The deal aims to increase their level of co-operation on defence research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E).
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 07:08
In a sign of tensions with a core Middle Eastern ally, officials issued the blunt warning to Saudi Arabia as the White House begins a top-to-bottom review of military aid for the kingdom, including both a massive, long-standing program of arms sales and more-limited assistance for the extended air war over Yemen.