Military and Police Aid

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:24
Amid three major terrorist attacks on Tunisia in 14 months, the United States in 2016 has tripled its military and security aid to the country. But it is essential to complement security aid with consistent, patient and smart help that supports Tunisian reformers — both in the government and civil society — who are working to build the political, social and economic inclusiveness that is the only basis for long-term stability.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:24
Western Accord 2016, a joint military exercise organized by the U.S., has concluded after 2 weeks of drills aimed at increasing cooperation between 15 African military forces.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:21
For over a month, members of the Brazilian and U.S. Navies worked together to confront a series of fictitious terrorist attacks that were simulated at locations throughout Rio de Janeiro in preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:49
THE OBAMA administration says the killing of Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansour in a U.S. drone strike “eliminates one roadblock to peace in Afghanistan,” as Defense Secretary Ash Carter put it in a statement. While that may be true — Mansour was said to have resisted negotiations with the Afghan government — the Taliban chief was not the only nor even the most important block to an Afghan settlement. Unless and until President Obama addresses some of the others, including his own reluctance to provide adequate support to the Afghan military, Saturday’s strike can’t be expected to much improve a deteriorating situation.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:24
Pentagon officials say the U.S. is unlikely to deploy ground-level American combat advisers to support the Iraqi Army’s new operation to oust Islamic State militants from Fallujah. Yet the U.S. military will continue to provide airstrikes for the Iraqi troops moving into Fallujah.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:18
The United States government has committed about $500 million to the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009, the US Charge d’Affaires to the African Union has said.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 08:23
The U.S. Navy is leading a course to better prepare Djiboutian military cadets to combat the threat of IEDs as the cadets are deployed to Somalia to support the AMISOM mission in Somalia.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:40
Through much of recent Colombian history, the United States has been an immense influence in shaping the country’s reality, with most of U.S. policy directed to the intent of solving the intense conflict between armed groups and the Colombian government. Much of this effort has also been promoted to protect U.S. national interests as a sort of lateral benefit.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 06:16
Libyan diplomats are urging caution over an evolving U.S. plan to arm and train the country's militias again to battle the growing Islamic State threat, fearing a repeat of the abysmal Pentagon-led program that ended with only a few hundred trained fighters and U.S. weapons in the hands of Islamist militias in Libya.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 06:13
The raw Sunni recruits in crisp camouflage uniforms, popping off rounds at the firing range at a U.S. training camp here, illustrate the dilemma for the United States as it seeks to form a strong military force to drive the Islamic State from its capital, Raqqah.