Military and Police Aid

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 08:29
Last weekend, in response to a deadly attack on the Turkish embassy in Somalia that killed three and wounded nine, the U.S. government responded by saying that, “this cowardly act will not shake our commitment to continue working for the brighter, more democratic and prosperous future the people of Somalia deserve.”...Somalia can stand tall in spite of countless interventions by neighbors near and far. Perhaps the best byword for Somalia is “resilience,” a trait that is essential as the country looks toward a new dawn.
Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 12:38

After initial results declared Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the front-runner of Mali’s presidential election last Sunday July 28, 2013 with 39.2 percent of the vote, the government announced today the election will go to a second round on August 11.  As former Prime Minister, Mr. Keita is not a new face to Malian politics. However, Mali’s electoral system requires a candidate to win at least 50% of the vote or face a run-off vote.  

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 12:41
  • Foreign Policy reports that the Obama administration is expanding its footprint in Somalia, beefing up support for the Somalia and Puntland intelligence services and flying more surveillance drones over Somali territory. A resurgent al-Shabaab, rampant corruption in the Somali government and wayward conduct by U.S-backed peacekeepers have threatened U.S. interests, according to Foreign Policy.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 13:04

Three weeks ago Emily Hawthorne wrote a post on the Security Assistance Monitor blog discussing the future of U.S. assistance to Egypt after the July 3rd removal of President Mohammed Morsi. Since then, a number of developments indicate that U.S.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 07:35
The 5th-annual Warrior Competition in which 32 teams would compete against one another on mock missions. Over the next four days, the teams would raid buildings, storm hijacked jets, rescue hostages and shoot targets with live ammunition.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 13:13
A month ago Obama administration officials promised to deliver arms and ammunition to the Syrian rebels in the hope of reversing the tide of a war that had turned against an embattled opposition.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 07:11
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 09:51
A group of 49 local law enforcement officials have begun a seven-month English Language training program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 09:26
Georgian soldiers from the 31st Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade, conducted a Joint Terminal Air Control and Close Air Support exercise at Vaziani Training Area on July 14, 2013.