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Since 9/11, Pakistan has been one of the largest recipients of U.S. security aid. The strategic border it shares with Afghanistan as well as its own vulnerability to substate armed groups initially suggested that Pakistan would make an ideal regional partner for counterterrorism operations. But after billions of dollars in U.S. security assistance provided to Pakistan through State and Defense Department programming, the return on investment has been disappointing at best. 

Notifications to Congress for U.S. commercial firearms exports reached $746 million in 2018.

The Trump Administration has proposed over $11 billion in major U.S. arms sales to countries in the Middle East and North Africa in the first three quarters of 2018.

Total U.S. Arms Sales Notifications for Saudi Arabia in 2017 & 2018

The Trump Administration's proposed amount of major U.S. arms sales in 2018 falls short of 2017 by $4 billion, moving from $82 billion in 2017 to $78 billion in 2018. The bulk of the proposed arms sales are going to countries in the Europe and Eurasia region and for miltiary aircraft and engines. Check out our new fact sheet for more details.

The Trump Administration maintains high funding for U.S. counterterrorism aid globally with an increased focus on DoD, border security, Africa, and countering violent extremism.