Oct. 14, 2020

U.S., South Korea Reaffirm Shared Defense Cooperation

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper welcomed South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook, reaffirming the strength of the U.S.-South Korea alliance.

Oct. 13, 2020

DLIELC resumes mobile training teams after COVID-19 pause

On March 19, the Department of State advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In response to the global health advisory, the closing of international borders and the cancellations of international flights, Defense Language Institute English Language Center personnel on outside contiguous United States mobile training teams, or MTTs, repatriated.

Oct. 9, 2020

DOD Uses International Contacts to Help Allies, Partners Combat COVID-19

The Defense Department has provided more than $105 million to 139 countries to aid testing, diagnostic support, infection control, personal protective equipment, contact tracing and more.

Oct. 9, 2020

Audit of the Department of Defense Process for Developing Foreign Military Sales Agreements (DODIG-2021-003)

The objective of this audit was to determine whether the DoD coordinated foreign partner requirements for defense articles and services with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Military Departments, and other organizations, and whether the metrics used by these Components maximize the results of the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) agreement development process. This audit focused on the timeliness of the DoD FMS agreement development process.

Oct. 7, 2020

Secretary Pompeo Visits Tokyo for Bilateral and Quad Meetings

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Tokyo on October 6 for bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi.

Oct. 6, 2020

U.S., Bulgaria Chart 10-Year Road Map for Military Cooperation

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and Bulgarian Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov signed a 10-year road map charting defense cooperation between the two countries over the next decade.

Oct. 6, 2020

United States Hands Over Ambulances to Ministry of National Defense

In a ceremony highlighting growing Lao-U.S. security assistance cooperation, U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR Dr. Peter M. Haymond handed over nine Ford Everest field ambulances to Deputy Minister of National Defense Major General Aesamay Leuangvanxay on October 1 at the Ministry of National Defense.

Oct. 6, 2020

ARSOUTH commander meets with Colombian army commander

Maj. Gen. Daniel Walrath, U.S. Army South commander, meets with Gen. Eduardo E. Zapateiro, National Army of Colombia commander, Oct. 5 in Bogota, Colombia.

Oct. 6, 2020

ARSOUTH shares lessons learned with Salvadoran Army

A Center for Army Lessons Learned, or CALL, program development seminar was conducted by U.S. Army South with the Salvadoran Army and El Salvador’s Joint Center of Doctrine and Military Education virtually Sept. 23-24.

Oct. 5, 2020

Esper Visit Highlights Long U.S. Friendship With Malta

The United States has a long and close relationship with Malta, the first stop of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper's trip to the region.

Oct. 2, 2020

U.S., Morocco Chart Defense Cooperation Through 2030

Morocco and the United States renewed the alliance between the two nations as a foundation stone for peace in Africa.

Sept. 30, 2020

New Policy Makes U.S. More Competitive Partner

A new "term of sale" allows more nations to approach the United States about foreign military sales, and that makes the U.S. more competitive in seeking partnerships, the director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.

Sept. 29, 2020

MacAllister builds relationships while battling pathogens in the Czech Republic

When Irene MacAllister learned the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (DASA) for Defense Exports and Cooperation (DE&C) was searching for potential candidates with expertise in immunology, microbiology, proteomics, gene editing and bioinformatics who were interested in a 12-month assignment to the Czech Republic, she jumped at the chance.

Sept. 25, 2020

Defense Security Cooperation University Hits One-Year Milestone With Great Success

The Defense Security Cooperation University is well on its way to meeting the goals it set when it first opened its doors in September 2019, its president said.

Sept. 25, 2020

Southcom Donates Field Hospital to Jamaica in Support of COVID-19 Response

U.S. Southern Command has provided ongoing assistance to nations in the Caribbean, Central America and South America as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 23, 2020

U.S. Works With Allies, Partners to Minimize Civilian Casualties

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has expanded its efforts to include promotion of civilian protection in both foreign military sales and security cooperation, a Defense Department official said.

Sept. 23, 2020

Kansas, Armenian military leaders join in SPP exchange

The command team from 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, participated in a virtual State Partnership Program exchange Sept. 8-10 with students attending the Senior Leaders Course in the Republic of Armenia.

Sept. 22, 2020

ERDC partners with UK university for survivability research

In a world of rapidly evolving threats, solving the military’s toughest challenges calls for collaboration, sometimes even between people across the globe. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and its blast and weapons effects experts, teamed up with another internationally recognized organization, the United Kingdom’s University of Sheffield, to take a closer look at a dangerous threat to Soldiers everywhere—explosions.

Sept. 22, 2020

U.S., Colombian Army Bilateral Staff Talks essential to interoperability, stability in Western Hemisphere

Since 2009, the staff talks have been instrumental in enhancing the interoperability and cooperation between the two armies, which have contributed to increased stability in the region.

Sept. 22, 2020

U.S., Colombian Army Bilateral Staff Talks essential to interoperability, stability in Western Hemisphere

Nine months ago Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Walrath, U.S. Army South commanding general, was in Colombia standing shoulder-to-shoulder next to Gen. Eduardo E. Zapateiro, Colombian National Army commanding general, at the conclusion of a foreign airborne jump wing exchange between paratroopers of both nations. On Sept. 18, the two generals were only able to greet each other virtually at the conclusion of the 11th U.S. – Colombia Bilateral Army Staff Talks. The goal during the staff talks was to develop a bilateral engagement plan with the Colombian Army, which continues to strengthen their relationship with the U.S. Army.

Sept. 18, 2020

Patriot delivery bolsters Romania and NATO alliance

Romania has received its first shipment of the U.S. Patriot surface-to-air missile system.

Sept. 17, 2020

U.S. Government Boosts City of Manila’s Fight Against COVID-19

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim today visited the Delpan Quarantine Facility in Tondo, Manila, to hand over 5,000 hygiene kits and 16 handwashing stations to Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno in support of the city government’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 17, 2020

The U.S. Donates an Additional 400 Ventilators to Support Indonesia in the Fight Against Covid-19

An additional 400 ventilators from the United States have arrived in Indonesia, completing the donation of 1,000 ventilators pledged by President Trump to President Joko Widodo. “This donation complements Indonesia’s ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19 and demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the United States to lead the global response to this

Sept. 16, 2020

HING, Indonesia hold slimmed-down Gema Bhakti SPP exercise

Gema Bhakti 2020, a military planning exercise involving U.S. and Indonesian militaries under the National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP), was held via videoconference this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 15, 2020

ERDC researchers participate in U.S. Army Foreign Technology (and Science) Assessment Support program

Until engaging in conversation with colleagues while on temporary duty in the United Kingdom, Dr. Ahmad Tavakoly was not aware of the U.S. Army Foreign Technology (and Science) Assessment Support (FTAS) program. This summer, Tavakoly, a research civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research a Development Center’s (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), and co-principal investigator Dr. Mark Wahl, also from CHL, completed the first ERDC project funded by the program.