Military and Police Aid

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:27
U.S. and coalition military trainers in northern Iraq are running mission rehearsal exercises close to the front lines for peshmerga immediately before they go into combat against the Islamic State.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:20
Another bipartisan push is afoot by U.S. lawmakers to bolster funding for Israel’s missile defense beyond what is requested by the president in the fiscal 2017 defense budget.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:14
A U.S.-trained Iraqi crew working with a U.S.-supplied M1A1 Abrams tank now known as the "Beast" played a major role in taking and clearing the town of Hit in western Anbar province of ISIS fighters, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:22
The Central Intelligence Agency and its regional partners have drawn up plans to supply more-powerful weapons to moderate rebels in Syria fighting the Russia-backed regime in the event the country’s six-week-old truce collapses, according to U.S. and other officials.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:35
Egyptian air force units arrived Saturday to Ahmed Al-Jaber air force base in Kuwait for a joint training with Kuwaiti air forces, Egypt's army spokesperson Brigadier General Mohamed Samir said Saturday in a Facebook statement.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:12
In the days after Sergeant Cardin’s death, American military officials were forced to disclose why he and the Marines were at the base. The new information illustrated how the conflict had quietly expanded far from the public’s view, and raised questions about Mr. Obama’s pledge to keep American troops out of combat there.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 06:40
U.S. service members have completed a Basic Intelligence Course for members of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of Mauritania, which ran between 3 and 25 March, at the Moroccan Southern Zone headquarters in Agadir, Morocco.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 06:17
The Obama administration is considering sending 250 additional U.S. special forces to Syria to advise rebel groups as part of a broader Pentagon recommendation on how to increase the pace of operations against ISIS, a U.S. defense official said Friday.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:51


The Honorable Anne W. Patterson
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 07:59
Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday he would seek an emergency appropriation of "multiple billions" of dollars to help Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon as they try to cope with the fallout from the war with Islamic State.