Foreign Military Training: Joint Report to Congress, Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
September 2006
Report

  • All activities are listed by the fiscal year (FY) in which the training occurred, not by the FY in which the funding for the training was provided.

  • Most data in the report are as of October 1, 2005. Some FY 2005 costs had not been finalized as of the data collection cut off date. Many FY 2006 events were listed before the foreign operations budget had been passed and funding allocations had been decided.

  • Volume I - Section III, State Foreign Policy Objectives

    • Contains the summary data for all military training. (Details for the FY 2005 and FY 2006 Foreign Military Sales category are reported in Volume II.)

    • "Number of Students Trained" reflects individual "students" that received training. Thus one student attending several training activities/events may be reflected as one "student."

    • The FY 2005 IMET dollar amounts include funds expended to support travel and living allowances paid to most IMET recipient countries, as well as course cancellation fees. (In Volume II, the FY 2006 IMET dollars represent the value of the training requested by each country and the estimated number of students. The FY 2006 IMET dollars and students reported DO NOT reflect the FY 2006 IMET allocation level for each country.)

    • If a course starts in FY 2005 but does not end in FY 2005, it is reflected in the summary data for FY 2005, but the data details are included in Volume II (vice Volume I), since the training may still be ongoing at the time of publication.

  • FY 2006 courses frequently list costs or students as "0", reflecting a "To Be Determined" status.

  • Most costs are either the price actually paid or the standard price as outlined in governing laws, regulations, and documents. Costs associated with training provided in U.S. military schools represent additional U.S. costs incurred in providing the training.

  • If FY 2005 training has a cost of $0, the activity may have been fully funded by other participants or reimbursed through another training activity/event that was part of a student's training pipeline.

  • FY 2005 Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) costs that reflect course costs and "0" students typically represent costs incurred where the JCET did not include international participants and/or the event did not take place, but costs were incurred in planning the event.

  • Countries on American Servicemembers' Protection Act (ASPA) sanctions may still show training due to prior year obligated funds being expended for students already in the U.S. attending follow-on courses.

  • Foreign military training figures for Regional Defense Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) in this report are known to be different from those figures provided in the CTFP FY 2005 Congressional Report. These discrepancies are due to different statistical methods, data collection and data qualifications and Congressional requirements of the report.

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