Security Assistance

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter promised Iraqi officials new assistance Monday to stave off bombings by the Islamic State after the group carried out its most deadly attack ever on central Baghdad earlier this month.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Iraqi government forces and their U.S.-led coalition partners have logged significant military victories in recent months against the Islamic State, or ISIS, from recapturing Ramadi in February to wresting control of Fallujah last month. Preparations are underway for a far larger operation in Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, which ISIS seized as it swept across northern Iraq in 2014. But military triumphs are unlikely to lead to an enduring peace without an essential component that isn’t as impossible as it sounds: reconciliation.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Two whisteblowers have gone public with allegations that Georgia's Ministry of Defense is loaded with unqualified officials who were appointed only because they were political allies of the minister, and that ministry officials are using their posts to promote the minister's political party. But given the fact that Georgia's partners, particularly the U.S., have focused their security assistance efforts so heavily on reforming the ministry, the claims are likely to dispirit those partners.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Five members of the Honduran National Police pleaded not guilty Tuesday to U.S. charges that they conspired with a son of former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo to import cocaine into the United States.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In the wake of the recent drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the turnover of Liberia’s security to the government, the United States Government has stepped in with logistical support to beef up the logistical needs of the Armed Forces of Liberia in carrying out its duties and operations.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Many governments have dispatched troops, trainers, and advisors to the Syrian warzone to help out their favored combatants.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In recent years, increased funding for Israeli missile defense has begun to directly compete with funding for U.S. missile defense efforts.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador’s attorney general has accused several police officers of participating in a high-profile case of extrajudicial killings, signaling a desire to reign in heavy-handed anti-gang tactics that have been linked to increases in violence and human rights abuses.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Riyadh is killing civilians with American help, and it’s jeopardizing the international credibility of the United States.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
United Arab Emirates — The U.S. State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates for more than 14,000 Paveway guided bombs and Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) kits worth an estimated $785 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the pending sale July 15.

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