Military and Police Aid

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 06:45
France has deployed military advisors in northern Syria to help the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting the Islamic State group, a defence ministry official said Thursday.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:25
The Obama administration is prepared to incorporate missile defense funds in a new long-term agreement on military aid for Israel, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, accommodating in principle a key request by its ally in the yet-unresolved talks.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:23
On Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers debated a proposal to train and equip a Libyan national security force, a move that would require a partial lifting of a U.N. arms embargo imposed on the country shortly after the 2011 ouster of leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:14
Israel’s first cadre of F-35 pilots are headed next month to the United States to begin simulator and ground-based training on the new stealth fighter, the first two of which are scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv by the end of the year.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 06:36
The Pentagon says it is encouraged by progress Libyan militias are making in driving the Islamic State from its stronghold in the oil-rich country, but is not offering new military assistance for a unity government that still lacks allegiance from some of the militias.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 06:34
The White House announced on Tuesday night that it would veto the House’s defense spending bill over $16 billion in appropriations, including a $455 million addition to Israel's military aid package that would go toward the development of missile defense systems.
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 06:32
Key voices insides the government are arguing it is in Israel’s interests to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to govern US military aid for the next decade while President Barack Obama is in office, as a way of locking in support for the deal from wider swaths of the American public.
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 06:11
The U.S. military bombed a Syrian rebel unit it had trained and equipped in a friendly-fire incident in late May, prompting an internal investigation and raising questions about renewed Pentagon efforts to build local forces to battle Islamic State.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:54
Senior U.S. and Iraqi military leaders say foreign assistance since then has helped correct, at least temporarily, some of the Iraqi army’s weaknesses, but, many of these problems remain chronic and threaten to undermine even the narrowly focused goals of the U.S. and allied training effort.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:45
Lebanon Tuesday received the latest batch of military aid from the United States worth $3.6 million aimed at improving the Army’s mapping capabilities. Interim U.S. Ambassador Richard Jones visited the Army air base at Beirut’s airport early Tuesday to witness the delivery of sophisticated mapping equipment to the Lebanese Army, the U.S. Embassy said.

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