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Security Assistance in Europe and Eurasia


Information on security assistance administered by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is available on a country-by-country basis through the links to the left. For an explanation of various types of security assistance (FMF, IMET, PKO, NADR) click here

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 Description: Map of Europe and Eurasia

Foreign Military Financing: Support continues for ongoing efforts in Europe and Eurasia to incorporate the most recent NATO members into the Alliance as well as to assist prospective NATO members preparing for accession and support other coalition partners in the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The request will help support defense reform, which is a crucial building block for countries in which the organizational relationship between the military commands and the civilian administration will be restructured. Funds will also support Partnership for Peace (PfP) countries in Central Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia to pursue defense reform and the continued implementation of membership, partnership and individual Country Action Plan goals. Major program elements include increasing Poland's capability to participate in coalition efforts, and achieve a military modernization and reform plan. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, FMF will continue to promote defense reform to integrate three military entities into a single state-level military that is under civilian control.

International Military Education and Training: In Europe and Eurasia, IMET is a key tool for promoting U.S. strategic interests in the region, emphasizing activities such as English language training, military professionalism, force interoperability and preparation of peacekeeping units for integration with U.S., NATO and European and Eurasian armed forces. The benefits of IMET training with countries working closely in the war on terrorism already have been evident, reflected in smooth collaboration with a growing number of countries. IMET training, particularly in areas that emphasize rule of law and civil-military relations, is particularly important for countries with which we seek to expand our cooperation, such as Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, where advancing reform in the area of human rights is a key U.S. objective.


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