Military and Police Aid

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:54
Senior U.S. and Iraqi military leaders say foreign assistance since then has helped correct, at least temporarily, some of the Iraqi army’s weaknesses, but, many of these problems remain chronic and threaten to undermine even the narrowly focused goals of the U.S. and allied training effort.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:47
Peru recently inaugurated the Regional Complex for Disaster Preparation and Response in the region of La Libertad. The installation cost more than $2 million and was financed by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). The complex will help personnel be prepared for natural disasters.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:45
Lebanon Tuesday received the latest batch of military aid from the United States worth $3.6 million aimed at improving the Army’s mapping capabilities. Interim U.S. Ambassador Richard Jones visited the Army air base at Beirut’s airport early Tuesday to witness the delivery of sophisticated mapping equipment to the Lebanese Army, the U.S. Embassy said.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:42
Russian media announced that Moscow would provide financial assistance and weapons to Turkmenistan forces, according to EurasiaNet. Turkmenistan has remained neutral, but authorities grow increasingly worried over the growing instability in neighboring Afghanistan. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov stated that he intends to upgrade the military and improve soldier training.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:21
AMTEC, which is part of the National Defense Corporation (NDC) has been awarded a $84,546,877 firm-fixed-price military sales contract in Iraq for 40mm grenade systems.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:40
Although the program’s funding is relatively small, it could have an outsize impact on the United States’ military-to-military relations with many nations. Yet IMET today is in need of significant reform.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:38
17-month U.S. effort to retrain and reunify Iraq’s regular army has failed to create a large number of effective Iraqi combat units or limit the power of sectarian militias, according to officials. Concern about the shortcomings of the American attempt comes as Iraqi government forces and Shiite militias have launched an offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from Islamic State.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:28
The Commandants of the African Armed Forces Command and Staff Colleges are holding a three day meeting in Kigali to discuss ways to enhance military professionalism in Africa.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:40
Uruguay's Air Force (FAU) recently deployed 25 pilots and another 15 service members to the country's northern region to search for illegal landing strips used by drug traffickers. The training strengthens airspace security, the country's fight against drug trafficking, and the air squadron’s operational capacities.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:38
Throughout the fiasco of the Pentagon’s $500 million effort to train and equip a force of Syrian rebels to take on the Islamic State, one small group endured. Even this modest success is now in jeopardy, however, following an Islamic State suicide attack this month.