United States Foreign Military Financing
Foreign Military Financing ( abbreviated: FMF to German about: " Foreign Military Financing" ) is a financial program ( military aid ) of the U.S. Department of State with the aim to support the security policy of the United States. The Congress of the United States, which is defined in the Constitution of the country as a legislative guardians of sovereignty, and of the household must agree to a holistic presentation of the State Department each year. Beneficiaries of this program are mostly long-standing U.S. allies in politically unstable regions, such as the Major non- NATO allies. About the political control effect, the program is subject to the requirement that it is a loan or loans, which may only buy American military equipment the favored nations. In addition, they need to consult before reselling of arms produced in the U.S. with the Foreign Ministry.
The political line of the program will be prepared by the Bureau of Politico - Military Affairs under the Secretary of State for Disarmament Control and International Security at the State Department, while the Defense Security Cooperation Agency monitored at the Pentagon, the daily implementation as in the conclusion of contracts of sale.
Since 1950 the Federal Government of the United States has invested nearly 91 billion dollars in military aid.