Security Assistance

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.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 06:38
The US has revived calls to suspend financial aid to the South Sudan government over massive corruption and gross human rights violations. A statement released by the US embassy in Juba on Thursday disclosed that the American law currently prohibits new assistance to Juba until the government takes effective steps to end hostilities and pursue good faith negotiations for a political settlement of the current conflict.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 07:34
More details about Turkey’s first military facility in Somalia emerged on Thursday with the construction firm behind the project confirming the base will be able to train hundreds of local soldiers.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 07:22
Russia has delivered R-312AT helicopter radio systems to the Peru Ministry of Defense as part of an offset deal connected to the purchase of Mi-171Sh aircraft.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:58
The Obama administration wants to restore financial aid to Mexico that it cut last year to protest the country’s human rights record, even though abuses have continued, officials said Thursday. Last year, the State Department cut about $5 million in aid to Mexico, part of a broader package allocated under the so-called Merida Initiative that was generally aimed at fighting a drug war.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 07:48
South Sudanese SPLM-In Opposition has criticized the United States (U.S.) for renewing military support to the government under the leadership of President Salva Kiir, saying it was a “wrong decision” to support an army that allegedly “rapes, tortures and kills” civilians in the country.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 07:15
The US Army’s first heel-to-toe rotational heavy armored brigade combat team (ABCT) is set to reach Europe in January as part of a US military buildup in the region to reassure allies and deter against an aggressive Russia, the service’s commander in Europe said.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 06:25
Last week, the White House announced which countries will receive waivers to the prohibition on U.S. security assistance under the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA). And this year, as with every other year, South Sudan was included in that list.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:07
Three U.S. warships are operating off the coast Yemen following a guided missile attack against a UAE operated ship by Houthi rebels, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday.