Military and Police Aid

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:21
AMTEC, which is part of the National Defense Corporation (NDC) has been awarded a $84,546,877 firm-fixed-price military sales contract in Iraq for 40mm grenade systems.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:40
Although the program’s funding is relatively small, it could have an outsize impact on the United States’ military-to-military relations with many nations. Yet IMET today is in need of significant reform.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:38
17-month U.S. effort to retrain and reunify Iraq’s regular army has failed to create a large number of effective Iraqi combat units or limit the power of sectarian militias, according to officials. Concern about the shortcomings of the American attempt comes as Iraqi government forces and Shiite militias have launched an offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from Islamic State.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:38
Throughout the fiasco of the Pentagon’s $500 million effort to train and equip a force of Syrian rebels to take on the Islamic State, one small group endured. Even this modest success is now in jeopardy, however, following an Islamic State suicide attack this month.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:24
The Islamic State (IS) has released evidence that weapons bought from Bulgaria by the Saudi Ministry of Defence have been diverted to Syrian rebel groups. A video released on 4 June showed IS fighters in action against rebel groups in the Azaz area of Syria's Aleppo province and their seizure of a cache of weapons and ammunition.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:20
As the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, the international community is increasingly questioning the involvement of external government actors there. Particularly under the microscope is the U.S. government, whose support to Yemen over the past decade has largely been in the form of military and police aid to fight al-Qaeda.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 06:42
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice promised Israel on Monday that the new military aid agreement between the two nations that is currently being negotiated will constitute “the single largest military assistance package — with any country — in American history.”
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:29
Russian Ambassador to Libya Ivan Molotkov recently said that Moscow would be ready to supply the legitimate Libyan government with weapons as soon as the arms embargo against the country is lifted.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 06:16
The delay is expected despite American efforts to keep Iraq’s creaky war machine on track. Although President Obama vowed to end the United States’ role in the war in Iraq, in the last two years the American military has increasingly provided logistics to prop up the Iraqi military, which has struggled to move basics like food, water and ammunition to its troops.
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 06:32
Britain’s habit of sending UK troops to train and mentor authoritarian regimes such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia are “deeply concerning” and need to be addressed, politicians and campaigners say.