Security Cooperation

Unheralded DOD Agency is Key to Building International Partners

International training with Bruneian troops and police officers

DSCA is little known outside Washington, but its effect on allies, partners and friends around the world is profound. The agency is the Defense Department entity responsible for all security cooperation, ranging  from training to equipment to professional military education.

Transcom Extends Security Cooperation Program to Pacific, Africa

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 – Based on the proven value of international outreach in helping to create and maintain the Northern Distribution Network into Afghanistan, U.S. Transportation Command is initiating similar efforts with partners in the Asia-Pacific and African theaters.

Transcom introduced its Security Cooperation Program in 2008 to garner support for an alternative transportation network into Afghanistan, Mike Brogan, the command’s security cooperation manager, told American Forces Press Service.

U.S., Japan Agree to Expand Security, Defense Cooperation

TOKYO, Oct. 3, 2013 – In a joint statement today, U.S. and Japanese diplomatic and military leaders agreed to revise the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops in Japan.

U.S. Foreign Military Sales Promote Security Cooperation

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 – Though 2012 was a banner fiscal year with $69.1 billion in foreign military sales, that program and others like it are not in the business of selling equipment, but rather are promoting military-to-military relationships with international partners, a Defense Security Cooperation Agency official said here yesterday.

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