Oman would also see a significant increase in 2011. Officials said U.S.
military aid would rise from $7 million in 2009 to $13 million in 2011.
U.S. military aid to Yemen would increase from $12.5 million in 2010 to
$35 million in 2011. Officials said Yemen would receive a range of
helicopters as well as special operations forces training.
Libya would see an increase in U.S. military assistance from $150,000 to
$250,000 in 2011. Officials said the rise would enable U.S. military
training of Libyan forces.
Morocco would receive a nearly three-fold aid increase from 2009. The
North African kingdom would receive $9 million in U.S. military assistance
in fiscal 2011, up from $3.6 million in 2009.
The U.S. military aid level for Egypt would remain at $1.3 billion in
2011. Israel would receive $3 billion, up from $2.775 billion in 2010.
The State Department recommended a reduction in U.S. military aid for
Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia. Jordan would receive $300 million in 2011, down
from $335 million in 2009.
U.S. military aid to Lebanon in 2011 was allocated at $100 million, down
from $159.7 million in 2009. Officials said the administration and Congress
were concerned that U.S. weapons to Lebanon would end up with the
The biggest proportional decrease in U.S. military aid was allocated for
Tunisia. The administration has asked for $4.9 million in military aid to
Tunis, a drop of more than $10 million since 2010.
The State Department said the United States forwarded hundreds of
millions of dollars in military aid over the last year. Officials said
Israel received advanced funding of $555 million for fiscal 2010; Egypt,
$260 million, and Jordan, $150 million.