Security Assistance

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:47
We urge you to limit security cooperation to only the most critical issues, restructure U.S. assistance away from the Egyptian military and toward the people, and adopt public and private U.S. positions in favor of real democracy and prosperity for all Egyptians.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 05:43
Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses Egypt's presidential election, U.S. foreign assistance to the Palestinian Territories, U.S. policy on Syria, freedom of the press in Turkey, and the Andrew Tahmooressi case in Mexico.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 14:21
Israel is ‘deeply disappointed’ by the reaction of the United States to Palestine’s newly-formed unity government, after the U.S. State Department announced that it intended to work with the newly-formed administration, Reuters reported on Monday.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 14:05
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is calling on the Obama administration to suspend aid to the new Palestinian unity government forged between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, which the U.S. considers a terrorist organization.
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:41

This week President Obama called on Congress to create a new Counterterrorism Partnership Fund, while the U.S. expressed doubt regarding the newly found location of the Nigerian schoolgirls. You can read these stories and other news in the Africa Week in Review.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 07:38
Lebanon's military, a bulwark of stability in one of the Middle East's most fragile countries, is coming under immense strain from the Syrian conflict spilling across the border, army and government officials said. Built with billions of Western aid dollars, the armed forces are taking on an even more crucial role in holding this strategically important country together with parliament too deadlocked to elect a president.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 06:45
The Israeli government has agreed to spend more than half the funds the Pentagon provides for its Iron Dome system in the U.S., bolstering the political appeal of the missile-defense system in America.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 13:48

Over the past few years, Congress has acceded to several Defense Department requests to use its own budget to provide military assistance, something that it was not legally able to do on its own after 1961, when the Foreign Assistance Act became law.

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 22:56

The graphics below depict overall U.S. military and police aid to Latin America and the Caribbean since 1997, including estimates for 2008 and the Bush administration's request for 2009. Each of the region's top five aid recipients during this period gets its own color: Colombia (blue), Mexico (red), Peru (yellow), Bolivia (green) and Ecuador (purple).