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last updated:1/6/06
U.S. Security Assistance to the Western Hemisphere: By Program


Arms Transfers Training
Deployments and Exercises Schools
Counternarcotics Police Aid
Social and Economic Programs Humanitarian Programs
Aid Approved in Annual Foreign Aid Budget Legislation Aid Approved in Annual Defense Budget Legislation

All programs:


Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA)
Weapons, equipment and training for prevention and management of terrorism


Bases and other overseas military presence
Includes Forward Operating Locations in Aruba/Curaçao, Ecuador, and El Salvador, radar sites, and bases in Cuba, Honduras, and Puerto Rico


Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (National Defense University, Fort McNair, DC)
Defense Department initiative to improve civilians' defense planning and management skills


Counter-Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) A Defense Department training program funding training and education in counter-terror skills


Deployments for Training (DFTs)


Direct Commercial Sales (DCS)
Sales from U.S. companies licensed by the U.S. government


Presidential authority to grant defense articles, training and services from the U.S. arsenal


Enhanced International Peacekeeping Capabilities (EIPC)
A policy initiative, using funds from other programs, to improve militaries' peacekeeping skills


Excess Defense Articles (EDA)
Transfers of used weapons and equipment from U.S. stocks


Exercises (Tentative exercise calendar)
Regularly programmed joint training events throughout the region


Foreign Military Financing (FMF)
Grants and loans for defense articles, training and services


Foreign Military Interaction (FMI)
Also known as "Military-to-Military Contact"


Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
Government-to-government sales of defense articles, training and services


Humanitarian Assistance
U.S. military programs whose primary purpose is to offer assistance to local populations; includes excess property transfers


Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA)
Also known as "civic action," exercises that provide construction or medical services


Inter-American Air Forces Academy (Lackland AFB, TX)
The U.S. Air Force''s Spanish-language training school for Latin American militaries


International Criminal Investigations and Training Program (ICITAP)
Law-enforcement training provided by the Department of Justice


International Military Education and Training (IMET)
Funding for courses given both in the U.S. and in-country by U.S. personnel. Expanded IMET pays for training in non-combat subjects.


International Narcotics Control (INC)
Funding of equipment, training, eradication and other programs of the State Departmentís Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL)


Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) and other Special Operations Forces (SOF) Training
Special Forces' deployments for joint training. This section also includes SOF counter-drug training


Defense articles leased by the U.S. government


Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (Camp LeJeune, NC, and Stennis Space Center, MS)
The U.S. Navy's Spanish-language training school for Latin American militaries


"Section 1004" and "Section 124" Counterdrug Assistance
Training, equipment upgrades and other services provided for counternarcotics, funded through the defense budget


"Section 1033" Counterdrug Assistance to Colombia (and Peru until 2002)
Assistance to fight drugs on rivers, funded through the defense budget


Service academies (U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY; U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO)


Spanish Helicopter School Battalion (U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, AL)


Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (Ex-School of the Americas) (Fort Benning, GA)
The U.S. Army's Spanish-language training school for Latin American militaries



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A project of the Latin America Working Group Education Fund in cooperation with the Center for International Policy
 Project Staff  Adam Isacson (Senior Associate CIP    Lisa Haugaard (LAWGEF Executive Director   Tara Templin (LAWGEF Associate

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