Articles, news, campaigns and events about U.S. military aid


May 8, 2014, 10:02am John Lindsay-Poland
I’m in Washington today with Colombian human rights defender Rosa Liliana Ortiz, meeting with State Department officials and congressional staff to present our findings about the human rights outcomes of billions of dollars of U.S. military...
May 8, 2014, 3:05am John Lindsay-Poland
Return to FOR’s report on the role of U.S. military aid and human rights in Colombia.Maps were created by Douglas Mackey and a Colombian colleague.Return to FOR’s report on the role of U.S. military aid and human rights in...
May 7, 2014, 6:52am John Lindsay-Poland
Tambien en español: Falsos Positivos” en Colombia y el papel de la asistencia militar de Estados Unidos, 2000-2010Mapa Interactivo del registro de ejecuciones y unidades responsablesTake action: Contact the U.S. State ...
Apr 21, 2014, 2:26pm Joe Groves
Guns, Surveillance, and ResistanceWe tend to think of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a matter of foreign affairs. At one level that is correct—the visible locus of the conflict is “over there,” between “other people.” What is less...
Sep 5, 2013, 7:17pm FOR Colombia
By Arlene B. TicknerThe fact that Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Colombia [August 11] has gone by almost without notice generates the (false) sensation that Colombia’s close association with the United States has ...
Aug 31, 2013, 8:11am Bruce Gagnon
This is how it works.The United States has been providing Egypt with nearly $2 billion a year in “aid” since 1979.  Most of this is military aid.  That “aid” is then used to buy weapons from American...
Mar 29, 2013, 1:10pm John Lindsay-Poland
The chief of Honduran National Police, Col. Juan Carlos Bonilla, has been credibly accused of three extrajudicial killings that occurred in 2002, and links to 11 more deaths and disappearances. Honduran prosecutors have documented some 200 death...
Oct 1, 2012, 2:54pm John Lindsay-Poland
By Seema LuthraArms Sales and Military Spending by the US in the Greater Middle East
The Middle East is the most militarized region in the world, with most arms sales heading there.  In fact, the US has delivered more weapons to this...
Mar 29, 2012, 2:10pm John Lindsay-Poland
I have been crunching some numbers lately, in an attempt to pull together different forms of U.S. military aid, spending and sales in Latin America and the Caribbean.The following graphs come from putting together four streams of data, by country...