Our new website, the Security Assistance Monitor (www.SecurityAssistance.org), launched in November and this blog has moved over to join it! You can now read our future (and past!) blog posts at http://securityassistance.org/our-work/blog. Use this link to subscribe to our blog’s RSS feed. Security Assistance Monitor is a new comprehensive online guide that documents all publicly […]

Every year, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) organizes several bilateral and multilateral exercises within its area of responsibility, which spans the African continent (with the exception of Egypt,) its island countries and adjacent waters. These exercises range from simulated peacekeeping operations to maritime security. Below is a roundup of a number of these exercises U.S. Africa […]

Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around Africa over the last week. The same week the U.S. military started airlifting French and African Union peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Powers, landed in the capital Bangui this Thursday […]

Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around the Middle East and North Africa over the last week: United States Policy: Yemen’s Parliament voted Sunday to prohibit U.S. drone activity in the country after a strike on Thursday mistakenly killed around 14 people traveling to a wedding, according […]

Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week: Top Stories from Central Asia and the South Caucasus: United States Deputy Assistance Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas, and other U.S. defense officials from European Command, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and the Kansas […]

Annually, the United States’ Central Command (CENTCOM) organizes several bilateral and multilateral exercises within its area of responsibility, which extends from Egypt to Central Asia (excludes Israel). These exercises range from simulated peacekeeping operations to countermine drills at sea. Below is a roundup of a number of these exercises carried out in 2013. This list […]

Traveling among the Gulf States this week after addressing the Manama Dialogue, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Al Udeid Air Base outside of Doha, Qatar. The base, known inside the Pentagon as the Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC), was not classified, but its location was kept secret to the extent that […]

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