Foreign Aid

Military Gets a Partial Pass on Foreign Aid Transparency Push

Military Gets a Partial Pass on Foreign Aid Transparency Push
Security assistance – a broad category that covers about $25 billion in yearly spending – skyrocketed in the wake of 9/11, growing by 227 percent from 2002 to 2012. A slew of recent reports from government watchdog agencies have found a glaring lack of accountability around security assistance. In 2012, Congress drafted a bill that would have subjected all foreign aid, including security assistance, to stricter monitoring and transparency requirements. The Pentagon successfully opposed the effort for security aid. The bill never made it to a vote.
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Israel Is Not a Poor Nation, But It Gets Nearly One Third of American Foreign Aid

Israel Is Not a Poor Nation, But It Gets Nearly One Third of American Foreign Aid
Israel's gross domestic product per capita places it among the richest nations in the world, similar to France and Japan. It ranks 10th in the world in percentage of its population who are millionaires. And yet, the U.S. gives its ally approximately $4.5 billion annually.
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