Military and Police Aid

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:32
The swift, humiliating defeat last Wednesday marked the end of a widely advertised offensive launched less than 24 hours earlier with intense U.S.-led air cover. The fighters had hoped to capture Boukamal, a prize possession of ISIS and the extremist group's last border crossing between Iraq and Syria.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:49
Certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which recently passed the House and Senate, have mired the legislation in controversy and provoked a veto threat from the White House. But amidst all the partisan rancor, the bills contain at least three solid victories for transparency and accountability of Pentagon-run foreign aid programs, all of which garnered broad bipartisan support.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:13
The U.S. military’s efforts to confront the Islamic State in Syria suffered another setback Wednesday after the militants routed the only group to have survived intact an ill-fated Pentagon program to train and equip moderate rebels last year.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:14
Iraq secured a $2.7 billion loan from the United States on Wednesday to fund ammunition and maintenance of fighter jets, tanks and other military equipment for use in the war against Islamic State.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 06:09
U.S. military officials are considering ways to ramp up training of Syrian fighters against the Islamic State as the Pentagon moves cautiously forward with a revamped program to create an effective local ground force.
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 06:43
British defence officials are considering basing military trainers in Libya and sending another warship to the Mediterranean after the EU agreed to boost an anti-people smuggling operation and enforce a UN arms embargo.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:15
Beneath the US-led international coalition’s efforts to restructure, retrain and arm Iraq’s hollowed out military, some of the flaws that brought the army to its knees two years ago remain. Corruption is rife, logistical support is weak and a dearth of skills needed to secure territory could imperil the forces Baghdad and Washington have rushed to resuscitate.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:11
What's going on between the Israeli leadership over the next American aid package could almost be described as a revolt.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:41
The Mu’tasim Brigade appears to be the very model of a fighting force the U.S. Defense Department can get behind—so why is it always running short of bullets and shells?
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:30
Canadian firm CAE landed $113 million in contracts from the Untied Arab Emirates to design and develop a comprehensive Naval training center and to provide a suite of helicopter simulators and training devices to the UAE's Joint Aviation Command.