Two U.S. Lobbying Firms Push Discredited Information on Yemen Conflict

Submitted by Colby Goodman on Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:29

As Congress prepares for a vote today on a proposed sale of U.S. precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen, there are growing concerns about Saudi-funded U.S. lobbying firms pushing faulty information about the Yemen conflict.


FY 2018 Budget Breakdown: An Overview of Major Changes in U.S. Security Assistance Programs

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 00:04

The Trump administration's budget request for fiscal year 2018 presents significant cuts and policy changes to the State Department's international security assistance and peacekeeping operations. The information below compares Trump's budget blueprint with FY 2017 appropriations and identifies the programs and countries that would receive the largest cuts.


Major Increase in US Foreign Military Training Driven by New US Peacekeeping and Counter-Narcotics Efforts

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:15

The number of US foreign military trainees increased substantially in FY 2015, growing from 56,346 in FY 2014 to 79,865 in FY 2015, according to a new Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) report released today on trends in US foreign military training. The report, which is based on an analysis of the US “Foreign Military Training” report released earlier this year, marks the highest number of US military trainees in any year since FY 2006.


South and Central Asia

Submitted by Seth Binder on Thu, 04/06/2017 - 08:55

Europe and Eurasia

Submitted by Seth Binder on Thu, 04/06/2017 - 08:52


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