America at its best...a "positive" we all need to know about

The National Guard Bureau of International Affairs-State Partnership Program (SPP) is an important arm of US international aid, little known but huge in its contribution to the global image of American.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the western nations were deeply concerned about what would happen to the Iron Curtain-Eastern Bloc nations once they declared their freedom and independence. Following WWII, Russia annexed as much real estate as it could muscle retaining power over many of the countries which were already heavily influenced by Russian economic support and culture, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Byelorussia, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ka