$10M Presidential Drawdown Determination

Drawdown Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for France to Support its Counterterrorism Efforts in Mali, Niger, and Chad August 11, 2014. Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2318(a)(1) (the "Act"), I [as President] determine that an unforeseen emergency exists that requires immediate military...

Saudi Arabia – AWACS Modernization Program

WASHINGTON, Aug 12, 2014 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for an AWACS modernization program and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.0 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale 1 August 14

DoD: Russian Movements Further Increasing Tensions

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr, DoD News, Defense Media Activity - WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 – Despite Russian claims of de-escalating tensions with Ukraine, their actions, including movement of heavy equipment across the border continues to increase tension, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today.

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