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INAGAWAN BEACH (June 7, 2016) – U.S. Marines, assigned to Company Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, conduct an amphibious exercise with service members of the Philippine Marine Corps.The service members participated in a number of classes and exercises with the Marines and Sailors aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The Ashland is assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet.(U.S. Navy photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King Jr/. Released)

Congress Should Cut Military Aid to the Philippines

U.S. Military Aid to the Philippines, A Myanmar Arms Embargo, U.S. Troops May be Heading Back to Somalia and...

21 Jun 2021

Israel’s Exceptional Security Partnership with Washington

Israel’s Exceptional Security Partnership with Washington, U.S. Announces $150M Aid Package to Ukraine, France Suspends CAR Aid & more...

14 Jun 2021
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN (July 10, 2018) -- A coalition Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) advisor trains two Afghan Territorial Force 444 members from General Command of Police Special Unit (GCPSU) to identify targets on the battlefield during an air-to-ground integration exercise at Tarnak range, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Jul. 9-10, 2018.  During the two-day exercise, more than 50 Afghan Tactical Air Controllers from both ATF 444 and the Special Mission Wing, advised by U.S. and Coalition partners, directed airstrikes onto simulated static targets. (NATO photo/RELEASED)

Evershifting Goalposts: Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Security Assistance in Afghanistan

Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Security Assistance in Afghanistan, Israel Requests More Aid, Russia Eyes Iraq Arms market...

07 Jun 2021
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 19, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

Enduring U.S. Support for Saudi-Led Operations in Yemen

Enduring U.S. Support for War in Yemen, Afghanistan Drawdown 25% Complete, Israel Arms Sales to Proceed and more *|MC:SUBJECT|*...

31 May 2021
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper tours the Iron Dome display with Israeli Minister of Defense Benny Gantz, Tel Aviv, Israel, Oct. 29, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Special Edition: Bringing Assistance to Israel in Line With Rights and U.S. Laws

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17 May 2021
A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron armed with an AIM-9X Block 2 missile sits on the ramp at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Sept. 3, 2020. During the weapon test, aircrew successfully employed a live air-to-air AIM-9X Block 2 missile against a target BQM-167 drone simulating a cruise missile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Haley Stevens)

Remote Horizons: Expanding Use and Proliferation of Military Drones in Africa

Drone Use in Africa, France Proceeds with Arms Sales to the Gulf, U.S. to Train Afghans abroad and more...

10 May 2021