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US Signs Cooperation Deal With Kuwait on Customs-Related Matters

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan has signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Kuwait official Jamal Al Jalawi to establish a legal structure for information-sharing arrangements in support of customs laws. McAleenan represented the U.S. government in the agreement while Al Jalawi, director general of the Kuwait general administration of customs, …

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U.S., Saudi Arabia Agree to Establish Cooperation Against Terrorist Financing Networks

U.S. and Saudi Arabia have entered into an agreement to establish a multinational alliance that will identify and implement measures against terrorist financial networks. The Terrorist Financing Targeting Center will promote collaboration between U.S., Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in efforts to counter terrorist networks, …

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State Dept. Approves Possible $2B USACE Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to provide Kuwait with infrastructure construction, equipment, training and logistics support after the State Department approved a potential $1.7 billion Foreign Military Sale contract. According to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency news release posted Monday, the contract covers procurement of equipment, construction of a new central utilities site and …

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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Passes Away; Leon Panetta Comments

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, a retired four-start Army general, died Thursday due to complications related to pneumonia, The Hill reports. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Schwarzkopf was a “giant” in the US military due, in part, to his role in the First Gulf War. Schwarzkopf was a decorated Vietnam War …

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Leon Panetta Pays His 1st Visit to Kuwait

During his first visit to Kuwait, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta cited the U.S.-Kuwait partnership as key to working with other partners in the Middle East during contingencies. American Forces Press Service reports the U.S. has more than 50,000 troops stationed in the Middle East, with 13,500 of them stationed in …

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