Programs by which the U.S. government provides defense articles, military education and training, and other defense-related services to eligible foreign governments.
Research, development, test and evaluation, and acquisition of defense technologies, systems or equipment, and joint acquisition/production with partner and allied nations.
The process by which the U.S. Army determines what systems, components, technical data, and technology are releasable and exportable to a particular country.

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U.S., Colombia take part in combined Southern Vanguard military training exercise
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nik Blanks, an advisor with the Columbus-based 1st Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade, 648the Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Georgia National Guard, conducts rappel training prior to the start of Exercise Southern Vanguard 23 in Tolemaida Military Base, Colombia, Nov. 5, 2022. Exercise Southern Vanguard is U.S. Army South’s premier training exercise taking place at the operational and tactical levels intended to increase interoperability between the United States and Western Hemisphere forces. This year’s iteration, Exercise Southern Vanguard 23, involves Soldiers from U.S. Army South and the U.S. Army National Guard training alongside Colombian Army soldiers in varying terrain while conducting weapon familiarization lanes culminating in a bilateral military training operation.
Nov. 14, 2022 - More than 300 U.S. and Colombian soldiers stood tall in formation on the parade field of Tolemaida Military Base, Colombia, during the opening ceremony of Exercise Southern Vanguard 23. The exercise is U.S. Army South's premier annual training exercise at the operational and tactical levels and is intended to increase interoperability between the United States and Western Hemisphere forces.

$400 Million Security Package Headed to Ukraine
Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh speaks during an on-camera press briefing at the Pentagon, Nov. 10, 2022.
Nov. 10, 2022 - Missiles for the HAWK air defense system, along with four Avenger air defense systems and Stinger missiles are headed to Ukraine as part of a presidential drawdown authority security assistance package worth up to $400 million.

General Richardson visits Panama to participate in a security dialogue
United States Army General Laura J. Richardson, commander of SOUTHCOM, meets with the President of Panama Laurentino Cortizo and the Panamanian Minister of Public Security Juan Pino, at the delivery ceremony to Panama of a maritime patrol aircraft.
Nov. 8, 2022 - United States Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson, commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Panama from October 17-18, where she led the U.S. delegation that participated in the 6th meeting of the High Level Security Dialogue (HLSD) with Panama.