Security Assistance

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 15:22

Last week, the White House took the unusual step of suspending the delivery of Hellfire missiles requested by Israel amid growing concern over the number of Palestinians civilians being killed in the Gaza Strip.  In addition, the Obama Administration is now requiring all U.S.

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:14

This week U.S. Department of Defense officials announced that Kurdish fighters and U.S. airstrikes had broken the Islamic State’s siege of Mount Sinjar, allowing for thousands of Yazidis to evacuate. Meanwhile, in response to I.S.’s advances on Erbil, the U.S. and several European nations pledged to supply arms to Kurdish forces. President Obama suggested that U.S. airstrikes will continue over the next few weeks to months, but that the U.S. has ruled out reintroducing forces into ground combat in Iraq.

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:24
The President announced the Security Governance Initiative (SGI), a new joint endeavor between the United States and six African partners that offers a comprehensive approach to improving security sector governance and capacity to address threats.
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 06:51
The Sahel-Sahara region is the ‘new frontier’ in global counter-terrorism operations, prompting major transitions in US and French military positioning, according to a new report.
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 06:06
On August 5, the U.S. Special Representative for Somalia, James P. McAnulty and Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Robinson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs participated in a signing ceremony with Somali Finance Minister Hussein Abdi Halane at the U.S. Department of State.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:09
By using the 4D strategy—equally focusing on democracy assistance, development, diplomacy, and defense cooperation—we can engage with African partners in a way that strengthens their capacity and advances our mutual interests.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:04
The United States announced on Wednesday plans to spend $110 million a year over the next three to five years to help African nations develop peacekeeping forces that can be rapidly deployed to head off militant threats and other crises.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 08:36
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the international community is not doing enough to support Kenya in the fight against terrorism.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:40
While nearly 50 African heads of state convene in Washington DC, one of Africa’s biggest defence contractors is making a pitch to let Africa have more advanced defence and security equipment and training.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:35
The United States wants to help rid Africa of corruption, coups, and terrorism. And it's going about it all wrong.