Category: Data updates
New data on security and defence forces of Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad added to WhoWasInCommand.com
We have added extensive data on the organizational structure and command personnel of the security and defence forces of Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger to WhoWasInCommand. With this update WhoWasInCommand now covers all the states of the G5 Sahel along with the Force conjointe transfrontalière du G5 Sahel, a joint transnational counter-terror operation launched in July 2017.
Our updated database shows the 9,771 times the U.S. trained foreign military units between Oct 2019 and Sept 2020
The U.S. Department of State has just published the Foreign Military Training and DOD Engagement Activities of Interest report for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. We've liberating it from the PDFs they published, adding 9,771 new training interventions to our database, which now contains a total of 237,603 trainings covering the two decades from 2000 to September 2020.
Spring Update: Data on 10 New Countries in WhoWasInCommand.com, including countries of Saudi-Emirati coalition in Yemen
We are pleased to announce that our coverage of police, military and other security forces dramatically expands to 10 new countries.
#EndSARS and Nigerian Army units in the Lagos area: updated data
We have updated our data on the units and command chain of the Nigerian Army in Lagos in response to the reports of killings by the Nigerian Army of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki and Alausa,...
Here’s 11,904 rows of new data from the US Department of State’s 2018-2019 Foreign Military Training Report
This weekend, security and human rights wonks received an early Christmas present from the U.S. Department of State: the Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest, 2018-2019. We turned it into data you can use.
Major update: Six new countries added to WhoWasInCommand.com
WhoWasInCommand.com is the largest public database of security force units and personnel ever created. Today, it gets even bigger and more useful to human right researchers, litigators and investigative journalists.
February data update on WhoWasInCommand.com – SARS Nigeria, Mexico military garrisons, new Egypt units
Since December 2017 we have made published two updates to WhoWasInCommand.com, adding a large number of new records, expanding others and making some corrections. Cumulatively, these updates increase the data available on WhoWasInCommand.com by 25%. In this blog post we’ll look in depth a recent restructure of the Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS) and give a brief overview of other updates.
Launching WhoWasInCommand.com – a power tool for investigating security forces
WhoWasInCommand.com makes it fast and easy to find detailed information about the chain of command, areas of operation, commanders and bases of the police, military and other security forces of a country and discover links to alleged human rights violations.