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5/16/18 | Blog
Trump Admin. Continues Spike in Counterterrorism Aid to Africa

The Trump Administration is continuing an unprecedented increase in U.S. foreign aid to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to address terrorist groups threats through the Defense and State Departments, according to a...

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5/14/18 | Fact Sheets
Congressional Notifications for Proposed U.S. Commercial Firearms Exports in 2017

Notifications to Congress for U.S. commercial firearms exports reached $662 million in 2017.

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5/14/18 | Fact Sheets
Major Trends in U.S. Counterterrorism Aid FY 2015-19
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.
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1/17/18 | News
US Caught in Crossfire amid Flaring Jordan-Saudi Tensions
US security assistance to Jordan for fiscal year 2016 topped $921 million after the Global Train and Equip fund provided for UH-60 helicopters and other equipment, according to data obtained by the Security Assistance Monitor.
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1/17/18 | News
US Planned Big Boost in Military Aid to Tajikistan
The newly released documents also show that in fiscal year 2016, 540 troops from Tajikistan were trained. Of those, 340 were from the National Guard, and 170 from the "MGSO." The US also spent about $4.5 million to equip counterterror and counterdrug forces in Tajikistan, under Section...
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1/17/18 | News
Planned Shift on Gun Exports Kicks Up Storm
Less oversight, they warn, could make it easier for deadly weapons to end up in the hands of terrorists and drug cartels. “It’s a major change,” said Colby Goodman, director of the Security Assistance Monitor program at the Center for International Policy. “It’s opening up a lot more risk and a lot...
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