Oct. 28, 2020

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Central America

Adm. Craig Faller visited Central America Oct. 19-23 to meet with leaders in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica to discuss continued security cooperation and counter narcotics support.

Oct. 27, 2020

3rd Medical Command and the Jordanian Royal Medical Services exchange lessons on COVID-19

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) conducted a subject matter expert exchange with the Jordanian Royal Medical Services at the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Hospital For Children earlier this month. The four-day event facilitated discussions on interoperabilities, with special focus on COVID-19 response and requirements.

Oct. 27, 2020

A New Army Task Force in Oceania

Task Force Oceania (TF Oceania) consists of Soldiers from all components of the U.S. Army; active-duty, Army Reserve and National Guard, with the purpose of engaging and cultivating meaningful and lasting relationships in Oceania

Oct. 26, 2020

India, U.S. Begin Meetings in New Delhi

The relationship between the world's two largest democracies is among the most consequential of the 21st century, administration officials said in a phone call before the "two-plus-two" meeting between U.S. and Indian officials in New Delhi.

Oct. 22, 2020

MEDCoE hosts Brazilian delegation

The U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence hosted a Brazilian delegation visiting JBSA-Fort Sam Houston as part of a larger trip hosted by U.S Army South from October 19-23.

Oct. 22, 2020

3rd Medical Command and the Jordanian Royal Medical Services exchange lessons on COVID-19

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) conducted a subject matter expert exchange with the Jordanian Royal Medical Services at the Queen Rania Al Abdullah Hospital For Children earlier this month.

Oct. 21, 2020

U.S. Army South hosts 36th annual U.S., Brazil army-to-army staff talks

U.S. Army South hosted an opening ceremony Oct. 20 to officially begin U.S. and Brazil army-to-army staff talks, a weeklong series of meetings held to strengthen professional partnerships and increase interaction between armies at the Army South headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

Oct. 21, 2020

International Competition to Provide Security Force Assistance in Africa: Civil-Military Relations Matter

Western states increasingly tackle the problem of state fragility in Africa through the delivery of security force assistance (SFA). What is SFA and why does it matter?  Broadly speaking, SFA is a term used to describe the provision of military aid, advisors, and resources to a fragile state, so that the armed forces of that state can provide security in support of stability. SFA typically consists of the deployment of small numbers of military advisors and resources to a fragile or weak state to build effective armed forces. However, such efforts are often overly technical and rarely address the political and institutional problems that create insecurity and the fragmented security organizations of that state (e.g. police, military, intelligence, etc.). Worse, in some cases, such SFA has only created the veneer of military effectiveness, known as the Fabergé Egg army problem; an expensively built military, but easily broken by insurgents.

Oct. 20, 2020

Esper Details Approach for Strengthening Alliances, Partnerships

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper discussed the importance of alliances and partnerships in national security during an event at the Atlantic Council.

Oct. 16, 2020

Bulgarian officials visit Tennessee National Guard

Dignitaries from Bulgaria visited Tennessee Oct. 7-9, after signing a defense roadmap agreement with the United States at the Pentagon, Oct. 6.

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.