Military and Police Aid

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 09:06
The National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) partners U.S. states with foreign nations to promote and enhance bilateral relationships. The program primarily involves Military-to-Military (M2M) engagements, promoting defense and security cooperation to include non-commissioned officer (NCO) professional development, soldier readiness, equipment familiarization and maintenance.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 08:55
Diving teams from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and the U.S. met for Eurasia Partnership (EP) Dive 2013 in Constanta, Romania, June 10 - 21.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 08:17
This press briefing addresses aid to Syrian rebels, updates to the Israeli- Palestinian negotiations, tensions between South Sudan and Sudan and elections in Mali
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 14:23
In his State of the Union address, the President announced that the United States will withdraw 34,000 American troops from Afghanistan by this time next year, decreasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by half – the next step to responsibly bringing this war to a close.
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 13:49
Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp of the Office of Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State, will visit the Mass Crime Scene Investigations Training in Gaborone, Botswana. The two-week training, hosted by the Department of State-sponsored International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), began today and will focus on critical skill building in the area of rapid law enforcement responses to mass crimes scenes. Ambassador Rapp will visit during the final days of the training.
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 14:46

Thirty miles north of the Red Sea, near the Jordanian town of Al Quweira, 8,000 troops from the United States, Jordan, and 19 partner countries concluded a 12-day military exercise that ran from June 9 through June 20. The exercise, named “Eager Lion,” aims to bolster defense capabilities in the region and enhance military-to-military relationships between the U.S. and its allies.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 14:34

Secretary of State Kerry recently waived conditions on 1.3 billion dollars of military aid to Egypt.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 14:32

After the fall of the Soviet Union, one of the Defense Department’s initial efforts at creating security engagements with the Former Soviet Republics came through the National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP), which partners a U.S. state’s National Guard with a foreign nation’s military. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) describes the aims of the program as: “building defense relationships that promote specific U.S.

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 14:29

The Obama administration considers Nigeria a “vital” strategic partner and provides Nigeria withsecurity assistance to stabilize the Niger Delta. Yet, as Jamestown Foundation’s Jacob Zenn notes, a recent escalation of violence and brutal military conduct, coupled with continued U.S.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 09:12

Here are the countries of origin of U.S. military and police trainees from Latin America and the Caribbean since 1999, according to the past 13 years’ State-Defense Department Foreign Military Training Reports.