The U.S. Department of Defense proposes allocating the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTRF) funds in Central Asia to counter the Taliban, ISIL, and other regionally-based terrorist groups, and to promote stability in the region.
A key partner nation in the region is Tajikistan, says in a recently released Pentagon documents.
The CTPF funds will be used to assist in securing borders with Afghanistan to interdict illicit movement of people, narcotics, and weapons and others.
The CTPF will also enable U.S.-partner interoperability and collaboration. In addition to providing operational training and equipment, the CTPF will support development of partners’ institutional capacity to absorb and apply new capabilities into security forces.
The U.S. started supporting the CTPF in 2014.