Military and Police Aid

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In the wake of the recent drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the turnover of Liberia’s security to the government, the United States Government has stepped in with logistical support to beef up the logistical needs of the Armed Forces of Liberia in carrying out its duties and operations.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

Amnesty International’s new report entitled “Right Cause, Wrong Means: Human Rights Violated and Justice Denied in Cameroon’s Fight Against Boko Haram” poses serious questions about the U.S. government’s ongoing support for Cameroon’s elite Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR).

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
U.S.-backed forces have now seized control of almost 70 percent of Manbij in northern Syria from Islamic State after making rapid advances over the past two days, a spokesman said on Sunday. Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) have pushed back the ultra hardline Sunni militants into the old quarter after seizing most of the western, eastern and southern sectors of the city.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Camp Grafton recently welcomed two soldiers from the Ghanaian Army as part of the Army National Guard’s State Partnership Program.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Soldiers from the U.S. Marine Corps recently completed an in-country training with Cameroonian soldiers that focused on tactics to effectively counter the trafficking of humans and arms in the country.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
U.S. Armed Forces should deploy a team to Ukraine to quietly conduct an assessment of Kiev’s security requirements and structure, former NATO commander Wesley Clark told Sputnik.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Newly leaked data reveals deep flaws in the ways in which the United States vets foreign soldiers to receive training from U.S. instructors in more than 120 countries around the globe.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has received into service the last of 30 Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Lavi advanced jet trainer aircraft that were ordered in 2012, the service announced on 20 July.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

The United States and Israel have had a strong security relationship for decades, including billions of dollars in U.S. military aid. Most observers only consider the $3.1 billion in State Department's Foreign Military Financing program though. Often not included in figures on U.S. military aid to Israel is the Defense Department-funded military aid, which has included over $100 million per year since 2002 and peaked in 2014 at $729 million.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The United States has donated 20 Land Cruiser vehicles and two Boston Whaler boats to the Armed Forces of Liberia. Some of the equipment will be used in Mali.

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