Defense One on 16th May reported that the US State Department wants to expand a little-known effort that offers countries cash to buy American-made weapons if they give up Russian-made arms. The European Recapitalization Incentive Program, is already helping 6 eastern European countries buy new helicopters or armoured vehicles.  While State has not yet identified countries outside of Europe, it’s exploring countries in Central Asia, SE Asia and Africa.  Since the program began about a year ago, the State Department has pledged $190 million for 6 projects in 6 countries in Eastern Europe.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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