This piece on U.S. security assistance to Azerbaijan cites SAM's data extensively, and includes, in full, SAM's recent fact sheet on Section 333 aid to Baku.

Security Assistance in Focus: Lebanon's 4th Land Border Regiment

Submitted by eyousif on Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:06

In the fourth of SAM's Security Assistance in Focus Series, we profile on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Lebanon's 4th Land Border Regiment.  

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Security Assistance in Focus: Azerbaijan State Border Service and State Customs Committee

Submitted by eyousif on Sun, 07/28/2019 - 15:44

In the third of SAM's Security Assistance in Focus Series, we profile on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Azerbaijan's State Border Service and State Customs Committee in FY2018 and FY2019.  

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Disappearing Transparency in U.S. Arms Sales

Submitted by eyousif on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 08:29

A recent article by SAM Director, Christina Arabia, explains how the already difficult task of scouring disparate U.S. government documents for information vital to SAM's databases has become even more challenging under the current Administration. According to Arabia, "information meant for public availability is being withheld.

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Egypt: Six years after the coup, what has US military assistance bought us?

Submitted by eyousif on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 08:14

July 3rd marked the sixth anniversary of the 2013 coup in Egypt, which ousted the now deceased President Mohammed Morsi. Despite years of upheaval and multiple regime changes, U.S. military assistance to Egypt has continued mostly uninterrupted.

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Security Assistance in Focus: Burkina Faso's Counterterrorism Company

Submitted by eyousif on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:22
In the second of SAM's Security Assistance in Focus Series, we profile on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Burkina Faso's Counterterrorism Company.  
 
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Security Assistance in Focus: Lebanon's Counter-Sabotage Regiment

Submitted by eyousif on Sun, 06/23/2019 - 10:08
SAM is happy to introduce the first in its Security Assistance in Focus Series, which will highlight key U.S. security assistance programs and recipients. In this first issue, we focus on the Department of Defense's (DoD) support to Lebanon's elite Mukafaha Intervention Section. 
 
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Lawmakers Grill State Official on Emergency Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

Submitted by eyousif on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 07:58

In light of the recent emergency declaration to push arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing to question the Administration's decision. This piece summarizes the highlights from the hearing, where a senior State Department official defending the decision received bipartisan criticism.

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Trumps Emergency Arms Sales: Infographic and Details

Submitted by eyousif on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 06:07
With new details emerging regarding the President's recent announcement that he would be sidestepping Congressional opposition to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, SAM has put together several infographics to illustrate the traditional process for Direct Commercial and Foreign Military Sales the administration is bypassing, as well as the scale and nature of the sales the president is proposing the expedite.
 
 
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