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NATO Stocks Up on Bombs, Giving Smaller States More Punch

BreakingDefense.com, Nov. 5 | Paul McLeary

WASHINGTON -- Over the past month, US Air Forces in Europe took delivery of their largest shipment of ordnance in two decades. It’s another sign of the rearming of the continent as the United States pushes troops and equipment back into the region after years of drawing down, even as its NATO allies — and increasingly, non-allies like Finland — make preparations of their own.

A ‘virtual’ security cooperation university is coming soon

Military Times

By: Aaron Mehta

WASHINGTON — At last year’s Association of the United States Army conference in Washington, D.C., Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper announced he was seeking to create a new university structure specifically focused on growing and educating the security cooperation sector.

A year later, those plans are still being formulated, but some details are starting to emerge.

Innovative Navy contract delivers Defense Department-wide benefits faster

Military News

By Rita Boland Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Public Affairs

Counterinsurgency is here to stay: Marines plan to double foreign military training adviser group

Marine Corps Times

By: Shawn Snow

While the Marines and the U.S. military are amid an overhaul to prep the force for a fight with near-peer adversaries, the Corps hasn’t lost focused on its counterinsurgency mission.

US Arms Sales Overseas Skyrocketed 33% in 2018

Breaking Defense

By Paul Cleary

AUSA CONFERENCE: The United States sold $55.6 billion worth of weapons to allies in fiscal 2018, a massive 33 percent increase over 2017 as the Trump administration has given the Pentagon and State Department a green light to sell more, more quickly, overseas.

America sold $55.6 billion in weapons abroad in FY18 — a 33 percent jump

Defense News

By Aaron Mehta

WASHINGTON — The U.S. inked $55.6 billion in foreign military sales during fiscal year 2018, easily smashing past the previous year’s total — and the Pentagon’s point man for security cooperation expects more in the future.

Fiscal Year 2018 Sales Total $55.66 Billion

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2018 -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of $55.66 billion for Fiscal Year 2018.  The total sales figure includes all sales executed through the FMS program to include: $3.52 billion for cases funded by the State Department’s Foreign Military Financing Program; $4.42 billion for cases funded under Defense Department authorities; and $47.71 billion funded by partner nations. 

The Netherlands to Spend Over $1 Billion to Modernize their Fleet of AH-64 Apaches

GILZE-RIJEN Air Base, Netherlands, Sep. 14, 2018 -- Defense Security Cooperation Agency Principal Director for Security Assistance Ms. Michèle Hizon and State Secretary of Defence, for the Netherlands, Ms. Barbara Visser signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the modernization of the Dutch fleet of AH-64D Apache helicopters under the Foreign Military Sales program.

U.S. Officials Seek to Boost Arms Sales to India

Defense.gov

By Jim Garamone

NEW DELHI, Sept. 6, 2018 - A decade ago, U.S. arms sales to India amounted to virtually nothing. Today, the United States is the second-largest arms supplier to India, and U.S. officials say they hope to increase that business.

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Remarks by Lieutenant General Charles Hooper

Transcript: Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Defense.gov

Washington, Sept. 5, 2018

Q:  We were told in the pre-briefings that the arms trade with India has gone from, like, $0 in 2008 to 20 -- to $15 billion this year, and it could bump up to three billion -- another $3 billion by next year. 

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