From Politico. The Pentagon spends $10 billion on something called “Building Partner Capacity”. It’s a cheap euphemism for what amounts to doling out taxpayer billions to foreign governments in secret.
Relevant chunks: “In total, the DOD has spent at least $122 billion arming and training foreign partners in the past 15 years.
What do we have to show for it? That’s unclear. The Pentagon is the only government agency providing foreign assistance that is not required to submit an annual budget justification to Congress, so the public does not how much the DOD is spending in a given country and why. Without this baseline data, it’s difficult to evaluate whether these programs are succeeding, much less whether they are an efficient use of resources.”