Combating Terrorism: Actions Needed to Enhance Implementation of Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership
DIANE Publishing, Feb 1, 2009 - 46 pages
In FY 2005, the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) was established to eliminate terrorist safe havens in northwest Africa by strengthening countries┐ counter-terrorism capabilities and inhibiting the spread of extremist ideology. Funds obligated for TSCTP in FY 2005 through 2007 and committed for FY 2008 by the Dept. of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the DoD have amounted to about $353 million for activities in 9 partner countries. This report examines: (1) the distribution of funds for TSCTP and the types of activities supported; and (2) the program┐s implementation, including the extent to which it is guided by a comprehensive, integrated strategy. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
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