Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com
Okay, here’s your quiz of the day: What country, according to the Congressional Research Service, has been the “largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II,” to the tune of $124.3 billion, and most of it military in nature? Great Britain, Germany, Japan, the Philippines? The answer: none of the above. The correct response is Israel.
New and newly updated reports from the Congressional Research Service obtained by Secrecy News that have not been made publicly available include the following. Does Foreign Aid Work? Efforts to Evaluate U.S. Foreign Assistance, Nov...
Israel’s Prime Minister denounces $3.7 billion per year in US military aid, the single largest foreign military largesse in world history, in final dagger in President Obama’s failed foreign policy.
“In accordance with United States law, the U.S. Government places conditions on the use of defense articles and defense services transferred by it to foreign recipients,” a new report from the Congressional Research Service explains...
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Making his first public appearance since fleeing Ukraine, fugitive Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych pledged Friday to fight for his country's future but said he will not ask for military assistance.