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The United States and Israel have had a strong security relationship for decades, including billions of dollars in U.S. military aid. Most observers only consider the $3.1 billion in State Department's Foreign Military Financing program though. Often not included in figures on U.S. military aid to Israel is the Defense Department-funded military aid, which has included over $100 million per year since 2002 and peaked in 2014 at $729 million.

Infographic showing what U.S. cybersecurity assistance has looked like over the past two fiscal years.

U.S. involvement with the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen is increasingly concerning as human rights organizations question the coalition's adherence to international law.

More than five years into the Obama Administration's major overhaul of the U.S. arms export control system, what are some of the key questions and concerns that have emerged? This question and answer fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. Export Control Reform Initiative and highlights some of the potential concerns.

Security Assistance Monitor just launched its new 'Just the Facts' newsletter which focused on U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

On November 25, 2015, the President signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016 (S. 1356) to authorize Defense Department programs and policies for next year. While renewing many previously created military aid funding authorities, this law authorizes four new military aid authorities or programs (see the asterisk for these authorities) worth a total $478 million. The legislation creates or extends several new military aid restrictions, policy statements, and reports. The new law also includes $5 billion in budgetary cuts after the President vetoed an earlier version of the bill submitted to him by Congress in October. The following table shows the key differences between this new law and earlier House and Senate passed bills.

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