Military and Police Aid

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 07:03
A White House official indicated on Monday that the Obama administration was ready to offer Israel the largest military aid package offered to any country over the course of US history.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 06:26
The new force of 250 American troops who've been ordered to Syria will operate near Islamic State territory, helping U.S. leaders decide which local rebel groups should receive military support.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 06:28
President Obama has made clear he will not send large infantry units back to Iraq, instead advocating a strategy that puts the onus on Baghdad to provide the necessary front-line troops. But the size and scope of the U.S. mission there has only grown as doubts persist about the Iraqis' resolve.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 06:22
As Washington earmarks nearly $100 million for military aid to Tunis, arms manufacturers sense a new gold rush. But it may come at the cost of the country's fragile democracy.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 06:14
More than four-fifths of the U.S. Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion per year.
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 06:05
The troubles at this training base reflect broader difficulties in building an Iraqi ground force capable of pushing entrenched Islamic State fighters out of Mosul, the militants' self-declared capital in Iraq, a priority for the White House and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi's government.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 06:48
With fresh friction wearing on an old alliance, President Barack Obama pressed Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf nations on Wednesday to step up efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and help rebuild war-torn Iraq.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 06:28
American officials say the US will send 200 more troops and a number of Apache helicopters to Iraq to assist in the fight against the Islamic State group. The new forces would largely be used to advise Iraqi forces “closer to the action”.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 06:16
The European Union has responded to a request for help from the fledgling UN-backed Libyan government by offering assistance with its security sector, managing migration, border management and police capacity building.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 06:35
Troops on temporary assignment in Iraq, those guarding diplomatic outposts—or those rotating in to replace troops who haven’t left yet—aren’t included under that 4,087 ceiling. When they are, Pentagon officials say, the total U.S. troops presence in Iraq is creeping toward 5,000.

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