Browsing All posts tagged under »security assistance«

Gunslingers (U.S. Arms Sales Infograph)

August 1, 2012


GOOD Infographic: Worldwide Arms Sales DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS The world arms trade is a multi-billion dollar industry with a strong economic impact on its major exporters. This infographic in collaboration with GOOD, shows the biggest international arms suppliers and buyers, and the United States’s recent dramatic jump in market share. Advertisements

Infographic: U.S. Military Spending Versus Foreign Aid

July 30, 2012


 Good media platform published this infographic that portrays U.S. spending on defense and development aide in comparison to other countries. Data is from 2010 and before the recent publication of the new Defense Strategic Guidance and new budget priorities. Development assistance spending and military spending appear to promote two contradictory sets of values: one that builds and one that […]

Capabilities, not clothes

June 20, 2011


Capabilities, not clothes Distinctions between military and civil services are unnecessary BY CMDR. MICHAEL HALLETT via AFJ, June 2011 Talk about the whole-of-government or comprehensive approach to complex operations such as post-conflict reconstruction often emphasizes that lasting success requires capabilities beyond those provided by the military. Indeed, a comprehensive approach is based on not only […]

New Wrinkle for Gates' Successor – Defense News

April 25, 2011


New Wrinkle for Gates’ Successor – Defense News. Both the Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review and State Department’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review identify weak or failing states as one of the core security challenges facing the United States. For this reason, the Pentagon now considers building the security capacity of partner states to be a […]

America Addicted to War? Hardly | Atlantic Council

April 8, 2011


By Derek S. Reveron To be sure, U.S. military interventions are violent, but they are quickly followed by a more intense effort to provide humanitarian relief, promote security, and develop indigenous militaries. Critics of U.S. military intervention fail to take into account that the United States does not invade countries to take territory or install […]