Military and Police Aid

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 14:34

Secretary of State Kerry recently waived conditions on 1.3 billion dollars of military aid to Egypt.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 14:32

After the fall of the Soviet Union, one of the Defense Department’s initial efforts at creating security engagements with the Former Soviet Republics came through the National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP), which partners a U.S. state’s National Guard with a foreign nation’s military. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) describes the aims of the program as: “building defense relationships that promote specific U.S.

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 14:29

The Obama administration considers Nigeria a “vital” strategic partner and provides Nigeria withsecurity assistance to stabilize the Niger Delta. Yet, as Jamestown Foundation’s Jacob Zenn notes, a recent escalation of violence and brutal military conduct, coupled with continued U.S.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 09:12

Here are the countries of origin of U.S. military and police trainees from Latin America and the Caribbean since 1999, according to the past 13 years’ State-Defense Department Foreign Military Training Reports.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 13:07

After a long delay, the Department of State released the Foreign Military Training Report (FMTR) for 2009. The report is a joint report by the Department of Defense and the Department of State and is due by March 1 of every year. The report covering 2010, therefore, is recently overdue.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 12:55

How many Mexican military and police personnel did the United States train in 2009? The answer varies very widely, depending on which official U.S. government source you consult.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 12:50

After an inexcusably long delay, the Department of State last week released the Foreign Military Training Report (FMTR) for 2008. Added to U.S. law in 1999 and due on March 1 of each year, the FMTR is by far the best source of information about U.S. training of foreign military and police forces. Information from the FMTR forms the core of the Training section of the Just the Facts project database.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 12:57

Over the weekend, the State Department uploaded the long-overdue Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest for FY 2007 and 2008 report to its website. This document was supposedly released in January 2008, but it took a year and a half and a lot of pestering to get it posted to the website.