My answer to How much of the U.S. defense budget is spent on supporting allies?
Answer by Ken Larson:
The Washington Post recently published an exceptional article that admirably answers your question:
“In the breakdown we have laid out where the $42.4 billion will go in 2017.
The money comes from the State and Defense departments and.
But it would be wrong to think that “security assistance” comes entirely from the DoD. Security assistance is a broader term than so-called military aid because this financial support is often extended to other types of security forces such as anti-narcotic or trafficking units.”