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Libyan Newswire

Military and Police Aid

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 06:43

A Senate panel has approved a legislation which blocks $300 million US military aid to Pakistan unless the defense secretary certifies to the Congress that Islamabad is taking demonstrable steps against the Haqqani terror network.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 06:24

Amid three major terrorist attacks on Tunisia in 14 months, the United States in 2016 has tripled its military and security aid to the country. But it is essential to complement security aid with consistent, patient and smart help that supports Tunisian reformers — both in the government and civil society — who are working to build the political, social and economic inclusiveness that is the only basis for long-term stability.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – 06:49

THE OBAMA administration says the killing of Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansour in a U.S. drone strike “eliminates one roadblock to peace in Afghanistan,” as Defense Secretary Ash Carter put it in a statement. While that may be true — Mansour was said to have resisted negotiations with the Afghan government — the Taliban chief was not the only nor even the most important block to an Afghan settlement. Unless and until President Obama addresses some of the others, including his own reluctance to provide adequate support to the Afghan military, Saturday’s strike can’t be expected to much improve a deteriorating situation.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – 06:24

Pentagon officials say the U.S. is unlikely to deploy ground-level American combat advisers to support the Iraqi Army’s new operation to oust Islamic State militants from Fallujah. Yet the U.S. military will continue to provide airstrikes for the Iraqi troops moving into Fallujah.

Monday, May 23, 2016 – 09:18

The United States government has committed about $500 million to the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009, the US Charge d’Affaires to the African Union has said.

Monday, May 23, 2016 – 07:40

Through much of recent Colombian history, the United States has been an immense influence in shaping the country’s reality, with most of U.S. policy directed to the intent of solving the intense conflict between armed groups and the Colombian government. Much of this effort has also been promoted to protect U.S. national interests as a sort of lateral benefit.

Monday, May 23, 2016 – 06:16

Libyan diplomats are urging caution over an evolving U.S. plan to arm and train the country’s militias again to battle the growing Islamic State threat, fearing a repeat of the abysmal Pentagon-led program that ended with only a few hundred trained fighters and U.S. weapons in the hands of Islamist militias in Libya.

Monday, May 23, 2016 – 06:13

The raw Sunni recruits in crisp camouflage uniforms, popping off rounds at the firing range at a U.S. training camp here, illustrate the dilemma for the United States as it seeks to form a strong military force to drive the Islamic State from its capital, Raqqah.

Friday, May 20, 2016 – 06:55

The Obama Administration wants to transfer up to 12 Super Tucano attack planes to the Nigerian armed forces in support of the anti-Boko fight. The U.S. anti-antiterror lobby and Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont are gearing up to block the sale, citing the country’s human-rights record.

Friday, May 20, 2016 – 06:29

NATO agreed on Thursday to broaden its operations in the Mediterranean to help the European Union stop criminals trafficking refugees from North Africa but will not act until the fate of rescued migrants is cleared up.

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