Security Assistance

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 06:12
From Nigeria to Somalia, US military presence on the continent is a creeping reality. US troops may be thin on the ground, with the Pentagon preferring to rely on training and financial support to allied forces, but special forces are now operating at any given moment.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 06:01
African solutions to African problems is the driving force behind security improvements on the continent, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. military can’t lend a hand, a senior Defense Department official told DoD News in a recent interview.
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 14:24

This week, House Republicans pushed off voting for the U.S./Mexico border supplemental package, Congress debated increasing funding for vetted Syrian rebels, Nigeria reportedly purchased attack and transport helicopters and U.S. Central Command visited Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. . Read these highlights and more below.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 08:53
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) along with 30 members of the House Armed Services Committee have sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging him to bring the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Mark of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the Senate floor for a vote.
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 07:17
Susan Rice, President Barack Obama's National Security Adviser has said that Washington does not intend to engage in Africa militarily to resolve the continent's conflicts. It prefers to boost efforts to train peacekeepers.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 06:22
U.S. military officials say the body of a young male stowaway was found in the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany after a routine mission in Africa.
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:05
The Government will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit to strengthen its economic and security partnership with the US government.
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 06:54
Deeply concerned by the escalating and increasingly interlinked crises in Sudan and South Sudan, where violence is sparking refugee flows and disrupting harvests again this year, the top United Nations relief official warned today that the humanitarian situation is deteriorating for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:24

Despite criticism by the Pentagon about human rights restrictions getting in the way, the Senate Armed Services Committee moved forward on May 22 to permanently restrict U.S.