U.S. Military

MEMRI has always been a vitally important source of support and assistance for all four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces – Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines – as well as for the Department of Defense and military colleges and universities. In addition to the research and assistance it provides to all these branches at all levels – from Central Command to special forces to deployed units to troops on the ground – MEMRI research is used in mission support for troops, in military classrooms, in pre-deployment preparation, as training aids, for cultural awareness training, on internal websites, and much more. Click on the seals below to see examples of units with which MEMRI has worked:

  • U.S. Army
    U.S. Army
  • U.S. Air Force
    U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Navy
    U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Marine Corps
    U.S. Marine Corps
  • U.S. Marine Corps
    Joint
  • U.S. Marine Corps
    Reserve
  • Military Universities
    Military Universities

Quotes From The Us Military About Memri

"Clearly the products provided by MEMRI are essential research tools unfettered by ideology and political bias. Across the board, your translations from the Middle East press have become important tools in bridging the language gap and deepening Western and international analysis of Middle Eastern events."

– Former President of the National Defense University Lt. Gen. Michael N. Dunn

"You have my personal thanks for your personal and organizational participation in defending the rights and privileges we enjoy as citizens of a free society and for ensuring the truth is disseminated in the form of primary sources and original documentation. Only though such transparent reporting will we win the information war which is critical to our efforts on both the home front and in the battle space."

– Lt. Col., US Air Force

"Your assistance has been absolutely invaluable."

– Lt. Col., Multi-National Force – Iraq

"I congratulate you on the excellent service that your organization provides for me as a member of your online audience. I use your material to prepare military members in my organization for real-world deployments as well as keeping my commanders informed as to the current dispositions of friendly and opposing populations and leaders throughout the Middle East."

– Lt. Col., NYANG Senior Intelligence Officer

"MEMRI's TV monitoring center provides a 'One stop shopping' approach to gaining and maintaining situational awareness of what is being reported in the Arab and Muslim world and since the Global War on Terrorism must be waged on all fronts, including efforts to 'win their hearts and minds' an understanding of their perception and presentation of information is a key component in developing antiterrorism, force protection and cultural awareness presentations/training."

– Federal Protective Service/Anti-Terrorism officer

"Your translations add an invaluable perspective to National Security discussions. Thanks for opening a window on distant perspectives."

– Col. USAir Force, Department of Military Strategy and Operations

"The value of MEMRI extends beyond translation. The reports and backgrounders you provide are also of great value. In my view, you are indispensable to anyone seeking a balanced assessment of the Middle East."

– Associate Dean of Academics, US Naval War College

"The notices MEMRI distributes are very valuable and assist in learning more about the Arab and Muslim worlds. The timely translations of Arab and Iranian media give me insight into a critical region of the world."

– US Air Force, Assistant Professor of Military Strategy and Logistics

"Their eyes went wide when they saw what kinds of things that being broadcast in the Middle East."

– Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army

"While I was in Iraq I often used MEMRI to see what was on Arab TV and get rapid translations. I found the service invaluable... Your clips show the support of the Iraqi people for democracy and provide a valuable counterpoint to the terrorist videos shown on Al-Jazeera."

– Senior Analyst Multi-National Force – Iraq

Federal Government

MEMRI provides important assistance and support to all areas of the U.S. federal government. In addition to regular briefings for government agencies, including the National Security Council, the Departments of Justice, State, Treasury, Homeland Security, Commerce and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the Government Accountability Office, the Library of Congress, the FBI, and many more, MEMRI provides research and analysis to help support vital government initiatives on a wide range of issues. These issues include terrorism, national security, and relations with and initiatives concerning Arab countries. MEMRI meets regularly with Members of Congress and their staffs to brief them and provide assistance for vital government initiatives; and more. MEMRI research also assists Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Capitol Police, of (ATF), and the United States Attorney's Office, among others.

Examples of MEMRI's usage by the US Government include:

Secret Service
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. State Department
National Counter-Terrorism Center
Government Accountability Office
U.S. Capitol Police
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Treasury Department
Department of Commerce
Internal Revenue Service
Department of Energy
Department of Agriculture
Transportation Security Administration
Library of Congress
Nasa
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
General Services Administration
National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office
  • U.S. Secret Service
    • Protective Intelligence Division
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • Customs and Border Protection
    • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Department of Defense
    • Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
    • Office of Cyber Affairs
    • Special Reaction Team
  • U.S. State Department
    • Anti-Terrorist Assistance Training Program
    • International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
    • UNESCO conference
    • Africa Desk
  • National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC)
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • U.S. Capitol Police
  • Department of Justice
    • U.S. Attorney's Office
    • U.S. Virgin Islands Antiterrorism Advisory Council
    • United States Attorney's Office, Western District of New York
    • U.S. Attorney's Office - Southern District of Texas
    • US Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • U.S. Park Police
    • Field Intelligence group (FIG)
  • U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Treasury Department
    • Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF)
  • Department of Commerce
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • Criminal Investigation
  • Department of Energy
    • Counterintelligence Division
    • HQ Counterintelligence
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Library of Congress
  • U.S. Embassy Islamabad
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • National Domestic Preparedness Coalition
  • Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office
  • The White House
  • United States Congress
  • National Security Council
  • United States Department of Transportation
  • General Accounting Office
  • United States Federal Highway Administration
  • Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • United States Park Police
  • Federal Air Marshal Service
  • Department of Treasury Bureau of Engraving
  • Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC)
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Food and Drug Administration

State & Local Government

MEMRI provides its research to law enforcement and first responders, including sheriff, police, and fire departments, across the U.S. This research goes to agencies in major metropolitan areas and to regional, state, county, and local authorities, including counter-terrorism departments and task forces, intelligence, threat analysis, fusion centers, and bomb squads in all 50 states – as well as to regional and local FBI offices, even city councils, and many more. MEMRI also regularly provides U.S. District Attorney Offices across the country with information for terrorism and other court cases.

The following are some examples showing our assistance:

  • Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Investigation
  • Alaska: Ted Stevens International Airport, Anchorage
  • Arizona: Chandler Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, City of Phoenix
  • Arkansas: U.S. Attorney's Office Anti-Terrorism Coordinator
  • California: Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center, California Highway Patrol, State of California Alameda County Sheriff's Office Oakland, California, National Training Center, Defense Language Institute, San Diego Sheriff's Department-Terrorism Early Warning Group, San Diego Police Department, Federal Fire Department. Ventura County, San Francisco Police Department - Special Investigations Division, Northern California Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (NC RTTAC), Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC), State of California Specialized Training Institute, Beverly Hills Police Department, Whittier Police Department, California State Threat Assessment Center (STAC), California National Guard, Brea Police Department, Riverside Sheriff's Department, Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
  • Colorado: Office of the Governor, Colorado Information Analysis Center
  • Connecticut: State Police Anti-Terrorism Task Force, Connecticut State Police Statewide Anti-Terrorism Task Force, Town of Naugatuck Emergency Management & Homeland Security, Connecticut State Police Department
  • District of Columbia: U.S. Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington DC Fire & EMS
  • Delaware: River and Bay Authority, State of Delaware
  • Florida: Miami-Dade County Police Department, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office special Operations Division, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Criminal Intelligence Unit Special Operations Division, Lakeland Police Department, Clearwater Police Department, City of Cocoa Beach, Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (Fusion Center), Pembroke Pines Police Department, Department of Environmental Protection
  • Georgia: Cobb County Police Department, Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency, Emory University Police Department, Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department, Georgia Department of Revenue, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Acworth Police Department
  • Hawaii: Office of the State Attorney General
  • Idaho: Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Illinois: Chicago Police Department, City of Chicago, Illinois State Police, Illinois Army National Guard
  • Indiana: Indianapolis Police Department, Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department
  • Iowa: Office of the Mayor, Des Moines
  • Kansas: School of Advanced Military Studies – Ft Leavenworth, Department of Transportation
  • Kentucky: U.S. 101st Airborne Division, 1000th Military Police Battalion
  • Louisiana: U.S. Navy Marine IO Course, National Center for Biomedical Research and Training Academy of Counterterrorism Education
  • Maine: U.S. Army Reserve
  • Maryland: Montgomery County Police, Baltimore County Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad, Army Ordnance Center and School, Maryland Army National Guard, John Hopkins School of International Studies, Transportation Authority Police
  • Massachusetts: Commonwealth Firefighting Academy, Chelsea Fire/Rescue Department, Medford Police Department, Executive Office of Public Safety Department. of Fire Services Firefighting Academy, Brookline Emergency Management Team
  • Michigan: Navy ROTC, Novi Police Department
  • Minnesota: Bloomington Police Department
  • Mississippi: U.S. Air Force 14th Security Forces
  • Missouri: Western Missouri Regional Police, Missouri Office of Homeland Security
  • Montana: Missoula County Police Department
  • Nebraska: Office of the Mayor, Mason City, Lancaster County Sheriff, Nebraska State Patrol
  • Nevada: Las Vegas Police Department, Clark County (NV) Park Police
  • New Hampshire: Exeter Police Department
  • New Jersey: Gloucester County 9-1-1, New Jersey Counter Terrorism Office, NJ Transit Police Department, Wayne Police Department
  • New Mexico: Albuquerque Police Department, Office of Homeland Security, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • New York: New York City Police Department, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York Police Department, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Mission, City of White Plains Department of Public Safety, New York County District Attorney's Office, City of New York Police Department Counter Terrorism Division, New York City Department for the Aging, City of New York Police Department Counter Terrorism Bureau, Department of Information Technology & Telecommunication, New York State Office of Counter Terrorism, Intelligence & Analysis, Fire Department City of New York
  • North Carolina: U.S. Marine Corps, Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
  • North Dakota: North Dakota Department of Health
  • Ohio: Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Homeland Security, Akron Police Department, Air National Guard, 121 Refueling Wing, United States Transportation Authority
  • Oklahoma: Tulsa Metropolitan Medical Response System
  • Oregon: Washington County Sheriff's Office
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Bomb Squad, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania State Troopers, United States Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College Support Branch, Bureau of Charitable Organizations
  • Rhode Island: U.S. Naval War College
  • South Carolina: USAR Readiness Command, South Carolina State Guard
  • South Dakota: Sioux Falls Police Department
  • Tennessee: Metro Nashville Police Department, U.S. Attorney Office, Karns Fire Department
  • Texas: Dallas Police Department, Longview Fire Department, Arlington Police Department, Office of the Texas Attorney General, Alice Police Department
  • Utah: Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office
  • Vermont: Patrick J. Leahy, U.S. Senator
  • Virginia: VA Dept. of Emergency Management, Richmond Police Department, Virginia State Police, Norfolk Southern Railway Police, Department of Corrections, Northern Virginia Resident Agency (NVRA) of the Washington Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Counter Terrorism Center, FBI Training Academy, U.S. Attorney's Office – Eastern District of Virginia
  • Washington: King County Police Department, Washington Co. Sheriff's Office, Yakima Office of Emergency Management
  • West Virginia: Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Wisconsin: U.S. Army Reserve, HSC 203D ECB of the United States Army
  • Wyoming: Big Horn County Police Department
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Other Western Governments And International Agencies

MEMRI research is requested by and provided to governments, agencies, and international bodies across the West, and it assists the U.N., NATO, and the European Parliament with research and briefings on terrorist organizations and other issues. In Canada, it has assisted in seminal terrorism court cases, even providing expert witnesses, leading to convictions and prison sentences. MEMRI research has also been used by authorities in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Australia, Singapore, and elsewhere.

Counterterrorism Agencies

MEMRI assistance to counterterrorism agencies in the U.S. – on the federal, regional, state, and local level – and across the West has consistently and repeatedly proven vital in preventing and disrupting attacks and plotting for attacks. MEMRI regularly receives explicit thanks and appreciation, including statements noting that its research has had "a direct impact on preventing a terrorist attack," from agencies and agents in the U.S., U.K., and elsewhere for providing information on suspicious individuals and activities – and even for alerting them to individuals of whom they had not previously been aware. MEMRI regularly briefs divisions of the federal government dealing with counterterrorism, as well as regional counterterror bodies and law enforcement. It also briefs international and regional bodies, including U.N. organizations and the European Parliament.