State, DOD Proceed With Security Assistance Plans

By Christopher J. Castelli / October 9, 2012 at 9:33 PM
The Pentagon and State Department are proceeding with multimillion-dollar plans to provide counterterrorism assistance to multiple countries through the new Global Security Contingency Fund, but further consultation with Congress will be needed before implementation, according to defense and diplomatic officials. Earlier this year, the departments sent Congress a $44.8 million proposal to provide security aid to the Philippines, Nigeria, Libya, Bangladesh, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia in what would mark the first use of the new fund, called the GSCF for...

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