White House seeks up to $5 billion for counterterrorism fund

WASHINGTON Wed May 28, 2014 8:16am EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama talks as he hosts the 2014 White House Science Fair in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, May 27, 2014.    REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama talks as he hosts the 2014 White House Science Fair in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, May 27, 2014.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is seeking up to $5 billion to train and equip partners in other countries in order to fight violent extremism and other threats, the White House said on Wednesday.

The Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund would "will provide the flexibility and resources required to respond to emerging needs as terrorist threats around the world continue to evolve," the White House said in a statement.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey Editing by W Simon)

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Comments (5)
Eideard wrote:
Have to keep Fort Bragg in business.

Reanimation of Allen Dulles next.

May 28, 2014 9:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tmc wrote:
We need to make some new, real enemies that can actually make news worthy events happen.

May 28, 2014 9:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:
With the record our government has of picking sides, I think we are better off not arming the next Al Queda or Sadaam Hussein like we did in the early 80s.

May 28, 2014 10:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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