Military and Police Aid

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:15
The U.S. military’s top general said Thursday that the Libyan government is in a “period of intense dialogue” that could soon lead to an agreement in which U.S. military advisers will be deployed there to assist in the fight against the Islamic State.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:41
The United Nations' readiness to lift the international arms embargo on Libya landed with a thud in Congress, where lawmakers were either blindsided by the announcement or downright skeptical.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:30
A new bipartisan resolution urging the Obama administration to expedite the completion of a new, robust and long-term Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on U.S. military assistance to Israel was introduced on May 13, 2016.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 06:10
The US pours around $1.3 billion into the Egyptian military each year, financing its massive arsenal of US-made weapons: F-16s, Apache helicopters, M1A1 tanks, and a flood of small arms, missiles, and equipment. But the State Department and the Department of Defense don't have a fully functioning systems to track the flow of weapons.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:37
The Iraqi army does not need additional U.S. forces right now, top defense officials say. The U.S. currently has about 3,500 troops in Iraq, far below the latest White House authorization cap of 4,087, defense officials say.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:22
For Egypt, the U.S. Government has effectively whitewashed gross abuses of human rights, even as it approved giving $6.5 billion in aid illegally, as suggested in a government report released on May 12
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:20
In a move fraught with risk, the United States and other world powers said Monday they would supply Libya's internationally recognized government with weapons to counter the Islamic State and other militant groups gaining footholds in the chaos-wracked country's lawless regions.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:41
In its ongoing campaign to retake Aleppo, Assad’s army has relied heavily on the manpower and expertise of its Iranian allies. Since Feb. 3, the Syrian army — backed by Russian forces, the IRGC, and Tehran-backed militias — has reversed many of its military defeats on the outskirts of the city.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:39
The U.S isn’t sufficiently vetting the sale of weapons to the repressive government of Egypt, and doesn’t know enough about how those weapons are being used – including night vision goggles and riot control weapons.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:37
The Egyptian government is hindering Washington's ability to track billions of dollars worth of anti-aircraft missiles and other US weapons, the US government watchdog said in a blistering report just as Congress gets ready to renew the annual $1.3 billion request.

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