Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:32
Incomplete government reporting continues to hinder well informed discussions on arms trade and military expenditure and highlights the continuing efforts made by NGOs and research institutes to collect and disseminate relevant information and analysis.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:27
Security assistance can be a helpful tool to reduce security threats from violent actors and help make security forces more accountable to the civilian population. However, done poorly it can also undermine stability or have no effect at all.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 06:23
" We request that you require the Department of Defense to provide your Committee and the public with an annual, comprehensive, country-level budget justification for the approximately $10 billion in military assistance DOD provides to foreign governments."
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:54
One area much in need of sunshine this year is the distribution of international humanitarian, development and security aid by the Pentagon — assistance that used to be provided almost exclusively by the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:10
Providing military and police aid to the security forces of other nations — also referred to as security assistance — has become a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. The programs administered by the Department of Defense are of particular concern, since they are the least transparent and therefore the most likely to be abused.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:51
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has given the DOD 48 hours to turn over its files on a controversial task force that may have misspent millions in Afghanistan.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:39
On Tuesday, the Senate voted on a new, $5 billion slimmer version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that just breezed through the House. With its passage, the Pentagon’s foreign military aid budget will rise for yet another year.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 07:24
Board of management of Transparency International Ukraine notes the number one people of the State trying with the help of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to get personal control over the key anti-corruption bodies to make them work for their own interests. Doing this, officials deprive Ukraine of the future without corruption, and the citizens – of the possibility to travel around Europe without visas.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 07:07
Labeled as “a citizen’s guide to U.S. security and defense assistance,” the Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) is an interactive database of U.S. security and defense programs worldwide that enables decision-makers and the public access to and an understanding of the information needed to oversee security spending.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 06:27
The appointment by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari of a seven-member advisory committee tasked with finding effective ways of tackling corruption and reforming the legal system has met with broad approval.