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This section includes the latest news relating to U.S. security policy around the world. Updated daily, the news provided in this searchable database highlights the most relevant security developments from around the world. 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
This article covers the recent Azerbaijani threat to end military cooperation with both the US and NATO after increased pressure to improve its human rights record.
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Azerbaijan
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Kazakhstan's ministry of defense received its fourth Huey helicopter from the United States under the U.S. foreign military sales program.English
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Kazakhstan
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Foreign Military Sales
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
NATO’s top commander expects the alliance to play a larger role in counterterrorism efforts, signaling that allies could be prepared to place greater focus on an issue of concern for the incoming Trump administration.English
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Global
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The White House told Congress Thursday that it needs an additional $11.6 billion to pay for the campaign against Islamic State militants and the war in Afghanistan. The request raises the price tag for both wars to $85.3 billion in 2017.English
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The Security Assistance Monitor has just published a new guide on the basics of U.S. Military and Police Aid. The guide gives an overview of the different programs, the most prominent program purposes, different types of military and police aid, top recipients, and key program initiation dates. English
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The exercise is designed to train a Georgian-Led multinational brigade headquarters staff to plan, coordinate and execute a crisis response operation based on a realistic scenario.English
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Georgia
Friday, November 11, 2016
In Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic, the militant received extensive taxpayer-funded military training from the United States to help counter drug-running and extremism along the border with Afghanistan.English
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Tajikistan
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
U.S. defense contractors, which saw international sales rise strongly under President Barack Obama's administration, can expect a continued boom in arms exports under Donald Trump, aided by persistent security risks in the Middle East and rising tensions in Asia and Europe.English
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament endorsed the composition of a tweaked cabinet on November 9 that will be backed by a new, slimmed-down coalition and led by an unchanged prime minister firmly allied to single-term President Almazbek Atambayev.English
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Kyrgyzstan
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Obama administration has approved more than $278 billion in foreign arms sales in its eight years, more than double the total of the previous administration, according to figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday.English
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces sales of $33.6 billion for Fiscal Year 2016. The total sales include $2.9 billion of Foreign Military Financing-funded cases; $5.0 billion in Building Partner Capacity-funded cases; and $25.7 billion funded by partner nations.English
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Global
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Michael Carpenter, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense, paid a working visit to Armenia on November 2, 2016, meeting with top Armenian officials and touring a number of programs highlighting U.S.-Armenian military partnership.English
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Armenia
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
"Work of US with Kyrgyzstan on ensuring security in Afghanistan continues," the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon said today, speaking to students at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). English
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Kyrgyzstan
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
U.S. Soldiers instructed 39 service members and civilians from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Armenia about proper demining procedures during the Humanitarian Mine Action training course in Tajikistan from September 19 to 30.English
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Tajikistan
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Friday, October 21, 2016
The U.S. Air Force is turning obsolete F-16 Fighting Falcons into drones used for target practice, a longstanding tradition as older planes age out. The drones will also be sold abroad under the Foreign Military Sales program, the Pentagon's clearinghouse for sales to foreign countries.English
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Global
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Using the State Department’s request to Congress for a 2017 budget, The Washington Post compiled a comprehensive look at the U.S. foreign assistance budget. English
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Friday, October 14, 2016
The sale of Iskander mobile platforms to Armenia is likely to invigorate a new wave of the military arms race between Yerevan and Baku, where the critical beneficiary could well be Russia. English
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Armenia
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Monday, October 10, 2016
Demand in the global naval market remains bouyant as as navies seek to acquire ships and submarines to protect coasts, conduct surveillance over economic zones and project force with a blue water navy.English
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Friday, October 7, 2016
"Soft language" in a new agreement governing international armed drone exports could give foreign companies an advantage over U.S. industry, according to analysts.English
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Friday, October 7, 2016
The United States and 44 other countries issued a joint declaration Thursday regarding the responsible export of armed and strike-enabled drones. With an increasing number of countries employing drones for a range of missions, and while many states already have restrictions in place, this week's declaration aimed to formally recognize certain principles regarding the future of the new vehicles.English
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