The article states that a “small number” of U.S. military personnel are assisting thousands of Yemeni government troops in a major offensive to expel militants associated with the country’s Al Qaeda offshoot from their de-facto capital.
The article states that Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain is offering a civil-military strategy for Afghanistan that adds more U.S. counterterror troops and more pressure on Pakistan to not provide sanctuary to the Taliban and Haqqani network.
This commentary by a former U.S. special operations pilot explores combat operations in Ukraine and why sending U.S. lethal weapons would be a largely symbolic gesture that would send a strong message to Moscow.
SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted in this article that examines Erik Prince’s proposal to bridge the Afghanistan air force’s capability gaps with his own private air force and the broader issue of private military companies operating in roles typically in the purview of nation states.
The article cites multiple reports using SAM’s data on U.S. programs that train foreign forces and discusses controversial issues surrounding these programs, including the likelihood that foreign military personnel trained by the U.S. are involved in coup attempts or human rights abuses.
In accordance with provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017, this GAO report reviews weapon systems and equipment funded by the Defense (DOD) and State Departments for the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police—collectively known as the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). Since fiscal year 2002, more than $76 billion has been appropriated or allocated for various DOD and State programs to support Afghan security, and DOD has disbursed almost $18 billion for equipment and transportation.
This article covers Erik Prince's proposal to the Afghan government to provide air support through his company, Frontier Services Group.
This article covers US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent trip to El Salvador and discusses the challenges of an oversimplified approach to crime reduction and peacebuilding.
This article discusses the adoption of a United Nations resolution designed to prevent and disrupt the flow of weapons to terrorist networks and the methods to do so.
The article states that Trump decided to cancel the covert program to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels after weapons ended up in the hands of Al-Qaeda fighters.

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