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Wales Initiative Funds (WIF)

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Funds 16 developing countries to participate in the Partnership for Peace Program

Enhances partner capacity and advances democratic reform of defense establishments and military forces

Focuses on identified Defense Institution Building (DIB) efforts in Partner countries

Increases U.S./NATO-Partner interoperability to enhance Partner contributions to coalition operations

Supports further Partner integration with NATO

Continues to support aspirant accession to NATO of select countries


Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security Cooperation (SC) provides program policy guidance and DSCA provides program management and implementation

European Command, Central Command, the Joint Staff, the George C. Marshall Center for Strategic Studies, and the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) provide coordinated programming of DIB events


Annual appropriation