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Pentagon Aims to Help US Partner Countries Build Defense Institutions

DoD logo resizeThe Defense Department has issued a new directive that aims to help foreign allies develop their capacity and capabilities as part of DoD’s international security cooperation strategy, the Federation of American Scientists reported Thursday.

Steven Aftergood writes the directive outlines responsibilities of DoD components to execute the Defense Institution Building initiative in U.S. partner nations.

The DIB program will work to “increase a partner nation’s ability to organize, administer, and oversee its defense institutions to meet its security needs and contribute to regional and international security more effectively,” according to the directive.

It also calls for the “establishment of defense institutions that are effective, accountable, transparent, and responsive to national political systems, especially regarding good governance, oversight of security forces, respect for human rights, and the rule of law.”

The order establishes a DIB Coordination Board that will explore strategies to address challenges related to department’s DIB activities.

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