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Reuters: US Provides Black Hawk Helicopters to Jordan Armed Forces

The U.S. has supplied Sikorsky-built Black Hawk helicopters to Jordan in support of efforts to reinforce border defenses and conduct cross-border operations against Islamic State militant group forces, Reuters reported Monday. The report noted the military aid to Jordan aims to help boost the country’s military capacities in support of a …

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US Pledges $120M Military Aid Package to Lebanon

The U.S. government has offered $120 million in military aid to help increase Lebanon’s capacity to perform counterterrorism and border security efforts. Gen. Joseph Votel, chief of the U.S. Central Command, unveiled three programs of assistance the Defense Department will provide to Lebanese armed forces as part of DoD’s Building Partner Capacity initiative …

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White House: US Pledges $38B in Foreign Military Financing, Missile Defense Assistance to Israel

The U.S. government has pledged $38 billion in foreign military financing and missile defense assistance to the government of Israel under a memorandum of understanding that seeks to support Israel’s efforts to update its military. The White House said Wednesday the 10-year pact will allow Israel to acquire additional F-35 aircraft and build on its missile defense capacity to …

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Reuters: US to Sign 10-Year, $38B Military Aid Pact With Israel

The U.S. government will sign a 10-year pact in the coming days to provide an estimated $38 billion in military aid to the government of Israel, Reuters reported Tuesday. Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle write Susan Rice, U.S. national security adviser, will sign the agreement with Jacob Nagel, Israel’s chief negotiator and …

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Ashton Carter: US to Maintain Financial Commitment, Force Presence in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters in Kabul that the U.S. will continue its financial support for Afghanistan’s security forces as well as retain U.S. military presence in the country through 2017, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes Carter met with the Afghan leaders including President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to discuss …

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US to Allocate $120M in 2016 Military Aid for The Philippines

The U.S. government will grant approximately $120 million in military aid to the Philippines in 2016 at the largest amount of support in approximately 15 years , Reuters reported Friday. Manuel Mogato writes Jose Cuisia, Philippine ambassador to the U.S., told American Chamber of Commerce members in Manila Friday the Philippines is negotiating …

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Mike Rogers: US Could Arm Allies to Contain Russia

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has suggested the U.S. provide countries that could be embroiled in the Crimean crisis with tools to defend themselves against Russian’s expansion efforts. The House Intelligence Committee chairman told NBC’s “Meet the Press” he believes that economic sanctions alone will not send a tough enough message …

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