Time for Transparency in overseas military aid and financing
By Rachel Kleinfeld
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U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Jacob Hall, a crew chief with Marine Aerial Refueling Transportation Squadron 352, stands in front of an American Flag after a battlefield illumination mission aboard Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, July 18, 2014. Battlefield illumination missions were implemented to light up areas in support of nighttime coalition operations within Regional Command (Southwest). (DoD photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
March 7, 2016 —
The U.S. can't be everywhere at once: We need a way to build partners overseas who can tackle military problems on their own. Therefore, since 9/11, Congress has increased the authorities and programs under which the Department of Defense (DOD) can engage other militaries. It's time to start tracking that money and evaluating what's working, and what's not.
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