Military and Police Aid

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 07:08
Nearly 15 years after 9/11, the war in Afghanistan is raging and Pakistan deserves much of the blame. It remains a duplicitous and dangerous partner for the United States and Afghanistan, despite $33 billion in American aid and repeated attempts to reset relations on a more constructive course.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:55
Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says a decision has been taken to withdraw the South African defence forces from Darfur, in Sudan, due to difficult working conditions.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:48
Along the northern coast of Honduras, a unique partnership exists between the Honduran Navy trainers of the Centro de Adiestramiento Naval (Naval Training Center) and U.S. Marine Corps Security Cooperation Team trainers as they work to provide basic skills to new members of the Honduran Navy.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:40
The United States has long played an important role within the Colombian military – and most signs point to a continued increase in U.S. military funding in post-accord Colombia. U.S. military and police aid to Colombia has steadily risen since the late 1990s, preceding Plan Colombia, which began in 2000.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:23
If the United States is seeking a transition from the Assad regime that does not lead to the enduring rule of ideological extremist organizations throughout Syria, it will need to become the decisive influence that shifts the military balance on the ground in rebel-ruled areas in favor of the politically moderate armed opposition.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:04
One issue that is ripe for attention is the effect corruption has on military aid programs. Providers of such assistance need to take more care to ensure that their partners are not subverting the purpose of these programs by engaging in corrupt practices.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 07:39
The legislation seeks to elevate India to the same status as America’s allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, as well as its other major treaty partners like Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Israel, for the purpose of arms-sales notifications. Both China and Pakistan are likely to sit up and take note of the move as many countries have sought and been denied this status.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 06:52
German is set to offer a double digit military package to Tunisia to help it bolster security at its border with Libya in the fight against IS militants.German media “Der Spiegel” reported the sum will be used to buy “armoured personnel carriers” to improve national forces fight against extremists at the Libyan border.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 06:48
Head of the French Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN) Bernard de Courreges D'ustou said on Sunday that he expects more military joint training exercises to take place between Egypt and France.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 06:37
For months, some U.S. lawmakers and activists have called on the government to suspend military aid to Egypt over its violent crackdown on dissent. But analysts say despite these concerns, aid levels will likely remain unchanged and perhaps even rise.