Military and Police Aid

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:13
The United States gave jeeps, communications technology and small aircraft to Tunisia on Thursday to help protect the border with Libya, where Islamic State has gained ground and set up training camps, officials said.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 07:52
Nearly a month after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced plans to expand the U.S. military mission in Iraq, little additional combat power has reached the front lines outside Mosul where the Iraqi army has been slow to reclaim ground from well entrenched Islamic State militants.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:23
If the United States is seeking a transition from the Assad regime that does not lead to the enduring rule of ideological extremist organizations throughout Syria, it will need to become the decisive influence that shifts the military balance on the ground in rebel-ruled areas in favor of the politically moderate armed opposition.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:04
One issue that is ripe for attention is the effect corruption has on military aid programs. Providers of such assistance need to take more care to ensure that their partners are not subverting the purpose of these programs by engaging in corrupt practices.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 06:52
German is set to offer a double digit military package to Tunisia to help it bolster security at its border with Libya in the fight against IS militants.German media “Der Spiegel” reported the sum will be used to buy “armoured personnel carriers” to improve national forces fight against extremists at the Libyan border.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 06:48
Head of the French Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN) Bernard de Courreges D'ustou said on Sunday that he expects more military joint training exercises to take place between Egypt and France.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 06:37
For months, some U.S. lawmakers and activists have called on the government to suspend military aid to Egypt over its violent crackdown on dissent. But analysts say despite these concerns, aid levels will likely remain unchanged and perhaps even rise.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 06:29
Russian ground forces have set up a forward operating base in the central Syrian city of Tadmur, the home of the ancient ruins of Palmyra, and installed an air-defence system to protect the site.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 07:06
Why is this happening, and why on my trips to the region am I hearing that Arabs and Israelis have pretty much given up on President Barack Obama? Because perceptions matter more than mere power: The Russians are seen as willing to use power to affect the balance of power in the region, and we are not.
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 07:28
The Obama administration, locked in tough negotiations with Israel over a new U.S. defense aid package, has assured concerned lawmakers that it is closely tracking allegations of Israeli human rights violations and will restrict security assistance if the claims prove true.