Pentagon Resumes Training ‘Northern Triangle' Militaries, Despite Trump's Promise to Cut Aid

US troops are continuing to train El Salvadorian, Guatemalan, and Honduran military forces despite the Trump administration's promise to cut aid to the three nations in protest of an influx of asylum seekers fleeing north in a quest for refuge in the US. In late March, US President Donald Trump announced Washington would cut off funding to the...

US troops are continuing to train El Salvadorian, Guatemalan, and Honduran military forces despite the Trump administration's promise to cut aid to the three nations in protest of an influx of asylum seekers fleeing north in a quest for refuge in the US.

In late March, US President Donald Trump announced Washington would cut off funding to the three 'Northern Triangle' countries, a move that would, in part, halt efforts to train their militaries and security forces. Nearly three months later, a US State Department spokesperson told Jane's that while it is continuing to carry out some of the previously inked contracts and plans, it has "ceased obligating new funds".

Source: www.janes.com