Security Assistance

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Israeli industry is bracing for lost funding and layoffs as a result of a proposed $38 billion, 10-year US military aid package that rescinds Israel’s ability to convert a significant portion of US grant dollars into shekels for local research, development and procurement.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Although the Western states are in no hurry to bring Ukraine into their circle, regular financial aid to Kiev lets the West easily manipulate Ukrainian authorities like a marionette and achieve its political ambitions in the region, writes Olga Malik.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
NATO has announced its intention to establish an intelligence ‘Fusion Center’ in Tunisia, which will provide support to Tunisian Special Operations Forces. According to a statement issued on Saturday, the Fusion Center is to be one of a number of initiatives intended to “project stability beyond the Alliance’s borders.”
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
President Obama's decision to allow more aggressive U.S. military action in support of Afghan combat operations against the Taliban could have a game-changing effect on the long war, Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said Saturday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A senior Israeli official will travel to Washington next week in the hopes of signing a long-anticipated agreement that could result in increased U.S. military assistance to Israel, the Israeli prime minister’s office said Monday. The U.S. gives Israel $3.1 billion annually in an agreement expiring before the 2018 fiscal year.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The first shipment from Morocco’s order of 220 M1 Abrams battle tanks arrived in Morocco on Sunday. According to the American Defense Security and Cooperation Agency, negotiations between the Kingdom and the United States for the tanks began in 2012. Morocco planned to purchase 200 Abrams tanks, complete with parts, equipment, support, and training, for over $1 billion.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A United States congressional panel has demanded cutting off all US assistance to Pakistan to persuade Islamabad to act against the Afghan Taliban, and has also criticised important developments in Pakistan-US relations. A brief analysis of the current state of Pakistan-US relations were the main areas of contention and uncertainty. Vital US interests related to links between Pakistan and indigenous American terrorism, “Islamist” militancy in Pakistan, policies toward the Afghan insurgency, Pakistan’s relations with its historic rival India, and allegations on Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency ISI were stated. Ongoing terrorism concerns and the US foreign assistance programmes for Pakistan were recommended to close with an analysis of current US-Pakistan relations.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The United States will devote more military aid towards arming and equipping the Georgian armed forces, direct more training towards building combat skills, and help Georgia build a local training center oriented towards helping it defend itself rather than only deploying to Afghanistan.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The NATO summit held in Warsaw July 8-9 was marked by high-level meetings and solemn declarations, sprinkled with a dose of pomp and circumstance. There was substance, too: NATO leaders took important, albeit small, steps to send a message to Vladimir Putin that the alliance is united in its determination to defend all of its members should he ever decide to cross the line.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Trump campaign worked behind the scenes last week to make sure the new Republican platform won’t call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces, contradicting the view of almost all Republican foreign policy leaders in Washington.

Pages