Military and Police Aid

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:11
The Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) provides education to international security personnel as part of the global effort to combat terrorism. The U.S. Department of Defense program assists key countries in the war on terrorism by providing strategic and operational level education and training to mid- to senior-level foreign military and civilian officials with a direct role in combating terrorism. Policy oversight is provided by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict & Combating Terrorism while program execution and financial management is administered by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:08
Operation Onward Liberty (OOL) is a U.S. military-led team who mentor and advise the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in order to develop a national military that is responsible, operationally capable, respectful of civilian authority and the rule of law, and is a force for good among the Liberian people. OOL’s goal is to assist the AFL in building a professional and capable military force that can effectively provide and contribute to the overall security environment in Liberia.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:05
In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. According to the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. strategy aims to assist the governments of Uganda, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan, as well as the African Union and United Nations to “mitigate and end the threat posed to civilians and regional stability by the LRA.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 09:30
Kelley Barracks, the headquarters of U.S. Africa Command, is located in Stuttgart-Moehringen, Germany. Once the site of a nursery, the land where Kelley Barracks is located was purchased in 1937 by the German military. The military agreed not to cut more than 20 percent of the wooded area, resulting in the natural beauty of the post today. The installation served during the Cold War as the headquarters of the U.S. Army VII Corps, which provided NATO defense to southern Germany. About 1,700 people work at Kelley Barracks, including military, civilians, and contractors.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 09:06
The National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) partners U.S. states with foreign nations to promote and enhance bilateral relationships. The program primarily involves Military-to-Military (M2M) engagements, promoting defense and security cooperation to include non-commissioned officer (NCO) professional development, soldier readiness, equipment familiarization and maintenance.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 08:55
Diving teams from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and the U.S. met for Eurasia Partnership (EP) Dive 2013 in Constanta, Romania, June 10 - 21.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 08:17
This press briefing addresses aid to Syrian rebels, updates to the Israeli- Palestinian negotiations, tensions between South Sudan and Sudan and elections in Mali
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 14:23
In his State of the Union address, the President announced that the United States will withdraw 34,000 American troops from Afghanistan by this time next year, decreasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by half – the next step to responsibly bringing this war to a close.
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 13:49
Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp of the Office of Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State, will visit the Mass Crime Scene Investigations Training in Gaborone, Botswana. The two-week training, hosted by the Department of State-sponsored International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), began today and will focus on critical skill building in the area of rapid law enforcement responses to mass crimes scenes. Ambassador Rapp will visit during the final days of the training.
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 14:46

Thirty miles north of the Red Sea, near the Jordanian town of Al Quweira, 8,000 troops from the United States, Jordan, and 19 partner countries concluded a 12-day military exercise that ran from June 9 through June 20. The exercise, named “Eager Lion,” aims to bolster defense capabilities in the region and enhance military-to-military relationships between the U.S. and its allies.