Military and Police Aid

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:15
A new Kenya Air Force unit established last week will operate behind enemy lines to ensure no soldier is left behind in the battlefield, especially during the ongoing war against Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 07:07
This past March, Berta Cáceres, a brave and outspoken indigenous Honduran environmental activist and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, was gunned down in her hometown of La Esperanza. Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director for Amnesty International, noted how “For years, she had been the victim of a sustained campaign of harassment and threats to stop her from defending the rights of indigenous communities.”
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 06:40
At a NATO summit in Warsaw that begins July 8, the United States and its allies will try to raise $15 billion to fund Afghan security forces through 2020. About $10.5 billion of that is expected to come from the United States, a continuation of commitments to pay and clothe Afghan security forces while supplying them with fuel, weapons and ammunition to fight Taliban insurgents.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 06:13
The Air Force on Monday begins training a variety of service members from African countries looking to boost their regional security. The militaries aren’t specifically out there to hunt down rebel leaders or run operations against extremist groups. But the training the African service members receive during the week-long program will likely aid their stability should conflicts arise.
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 06:45
France has deployed military advisors in northern Syria to help the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting the Islamic State group, a defence ministry official said Thursday.
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 04:33
More than 50 airmen from Europe and the United States are preparing to train with their counterparts from three East African countries as part of the first African Partnership Flight in Kenya.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:57
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill Tuesday to pull out security from Honduras in light of the recent murder of Indigenous environmentalist Berta Caceres. Security training, equipment and loans would be on hold until Honduras fulfills a list of demands, including ending police impunity, withdrawing military from domestic policing and protecting communities most vulnerable to attack.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:25
The Obama administration is prepared to incorporate missile defense funds in a new long-term agreement on military aid for Israel, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, accommodating in principle a key request by its ally in the yet-unresolved talks.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:23
On Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers debated a proposal to train and equip a Libyan national security force, a move that would require a partial lifting of a U.N. arms embargo imposed on the country shortly after the 2011 ouster of leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:14
Israel’s first cadre of F-35 pilots are headed next month to the United States to begin simulator and ground-based training on the new stealth fighter, the first two of which are scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv by the end of the year.