Security Assistance

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 14:09

As President Obama prepares to discuss U.S.-Tunisia security cooperation to combat extremism on Thursday with President Beji Caid Essebsi at the White House, Obama will surely highlight his proposed increased U.S. military aid to Tunisia. For FY 2016, the U.S. plans to allocate $99 million in security assistance to Tunisia, which is a three-fold increase over FY 2014.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 13:09

For years, Afghanistan has been rated one of the most corrupt countries in the world and the massive infusion of foreign aid, including military and police aid, has often exacerbated, if not fueled, the problem. To help countries furnishing aid to countries like Afghanistan, Transparency International’s new report, Corruption: Lessons from the International Mission in Afghanistan provides helpful insights and recommendations on how to reduce these problems and consequences.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 05:58
A press statement from the White House last week said the U.S. leader gave the support to help shore up the security of the three French-speaking African nations that share borders with Nigeria. But the United States did not include Nigeria, which is at the center of the five-year war on Boko Haram.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 08:04
A delegation consisting of Congressman Austin Scott, representing Georgia's 8th District, Congressman Marc Veasey, representing Texas' 33rd District, and Ambassador James Nealon, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, visited Soto Cano Air Base May 04, 2015, to learn about Joint Task Force-Bravo's support to the broader U.S. and partner nation stabilization efforts in Central America.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 07:49
U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have stolen tens of millions through bribery, theft, and rigged contracts. The magnitude of additional losses from fraud, waste, and abuse by contractors, civilians, and allied foreign troops in Afghanistan has never been tallied, but officials probing such crimes say the total is in the billions of dollars.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 07:09
The United States government will provide 100 million dollars this year to boost the war against terrorism in Kenya, visiting Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Monday. Kerry told a news conference in Nairobi that Washington will also support deradicalization programs to cushion Kenyan youth from joining terror networks.
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 07:22
U.S. lawmakers raised concerns about the Obama administration’s proposed $1 billion aid plan to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at a hearing Thursday in Washington, D.C.The main points of contention are whether the leaders of the three countries have demonstrated enough commitment to curb corruption and address unemployment.
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 07:32

Whereas analysis on U.S. security assistance is often focused on State Department-funded programs, this fact sheet combines the State and Defense’s request for security assistance for FY 2016 for a review of the major global and regional trends for the upcoming year.

An excerpt of the Fact Sheet can be read on our blog here.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:17

As these countries continue to engage in airstrikes against targets in Yemen with support from the United States, here is a breakdown of what the United States has been providing since FY 2009, and what they might be using during the operation.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 09:40
В США представлена новая база данных о военной помощи другим странам - “Монитор помощи в сфере безопасности” /Security Assistance Monitor/. Основной профиль нового “Монитора” – иностранная помощь США в сфере безопасности. Но параллельно приводятся и данные о средствах, выделяемых на программы развития и гуманитарные нужды.