Security Assistance

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:37
The Russian government is trying to poach Syrian rebels trained and equipped by the United States for the war against ISIS, according to the political leader of a prominent Pentagon-backed brigade in Aleppo—and the rebels are strongly considering Russia’s offer.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:34
After more than a decade of discussions, the Israeli Navy is in contract negotiations with the US Navy to purchase 76mm rapid-fire guns from Italian defense contractor Oto Melara, a subsidiary of Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The estimated $100 million foreign military sale will be financed through US military aid and delivered via the US Navy from the Italian firm’s North American facility based in Largo, Florida.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:20
Despite being one of the largest recipients of United States counterterrorism aid in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya's counterterrorism strategy is not meeting the challenges at hand.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 08:20
The United States and Israel have closed many of the remaining gaps in negotiations over a new multibillion-dollar military aid package for Washington's top Middle East ally, and the two sides hope to reach a deal soon, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:29
The United States is enhancing counterterrorism cooperation with Central Asia's five "Stans" countries, including some of the world's most repressive governments.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:28
The Pentagon will not pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements after U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter decided not to tell Congress that Pakistan was taking adequate action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:25
Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, and Tajikistan have set up a "Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism" to jointly combat terrorism, further advancing security cooperation between the unlikely group of countries.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:22
Investigators for the United Nations found 48 child soldiers in Afghanistan last year, with more than half working for government-backed forces such as the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Local and National Police. But that news somehow never made an impact in Washington.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:18
In an attempt to fight wildlife crime, the United States government on Monday availed more than N$7 million to assist Namibian authorities in their anti-poaching efforts.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
India has withdrawn the tender for a much-awaited contract for the purchase of six multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft with Airbus Defence and Space, worth more than $1 billion, on grounds of the planes’ high operational cost. This is the second MRTT aircraft global tender to be cancelled by the ministry of defense since 2006.