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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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Friday, February 24, 2017
Mexico does not need financial aid from the United States, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said on Friday, after President Donald Trump ordered a report on U.S. assistance to its southern neighbor over the last five years.English
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Mexico
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Turkish armed forces and allied Syrian fighters have seized near full control of the key town of Al Bab in northern Syria from ISIL, according to multiple sources.
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Turkey
Syria
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport from Islamic State on Thursday, advancing on multiple fronts towards the jihadists' last major stronghold in the western half of the city.
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Iraq
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
U.S. Marines are being deployed to Norway and Australia, ostensibly as part of standard procedure, but also to respond to two emerging threats, Russia and China. English
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Norway
Australia
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
America should be wary of sending more troops to Afghanistan. Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee this month, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John W. Nicholson, called for thousands of more advisors to assist the Afghan security forces in their fight against the Taliban. English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Sen. John McCain, one of President Donald Trump's harshest critics, made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit U.S. forces stationed there and discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State extremists, his office said Wednesday. English
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Syria
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Major arms imports in the Middle East rose by 86 percent between the periods of 2007-2011 and 2012-2016 and by 7.7 percent in Asia and Oceania.English
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Middle East and North Africa Regional
Asia and Near East Regional
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Monday, February 20, 2017
The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighboring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats said Monday.
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Libya
Algeria
Tunisia
Egypt
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Monday, February 20, 2017
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations. English
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Iraq
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Kenyan armed forces killing suspected jihadists
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Kenya
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Since World War II, U.N. peacekeepers have been dispatched to 69 conflicts — civil wars, border disputes and failed states. But now they are confronting an unsettling new threat: al-Qaeda. English
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Mali
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Peacekeeping Operations
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Friday, February 17, 2017
The Pentagon is developing proposals for sending an unspecified number of American military personnel into Syria, conventional ground forces who would augment the 500 combat advisers already there coordinating efforts to destroy the Islamic State.
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Syria
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Friday, February 17, 2017
The House Armed Services Committee’s chairman this week voiced support for increasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, adding he isn’t worried about a slow slide into another major military mission there. English
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Afghanistan
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Since World War II, U.N. peacekeepers have been dispatched to 69 conflicts — civil wars, border disputes and failed states. But now they are confronting an unsettling new threat: al-Qaeda. English
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Mali
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Peacekeeping Operations
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
The recently approved sale of 12 Air Tractor-L3 Technologies AT-802L intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and light attack turboprops to Kenya is in doubt after it emerged that a US congressman is calling for an investigating into potential irregularities with the USD418 million dealEnglish
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Kenya
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Security Force Assistance Brigades are the Army’s first permanent units that will conduct security cooperation activities and allow quick response to combatant commander requirements, an Army spokesperson told Army Times in an email.English
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
On February 16, Secretary Rex Tillerson met with counterparts from the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and United Arab Emirates, in addition to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, to discuss the current situation in Yemen and how the international community can work together to strengthen cooperation to resolve the conflict.
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Saudi Arabia
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates
Oman
Yemen
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
That would have devastating consequences for the military, because it is already on the ragged edge in terms of readiness and gradually losing its warfighting advantages over potential adversaries. In fact, when you combine the fiscal uncertainties of doing a CR each year with budget caps that Congress legislated in 2011, the consequences could be literally fatal.English
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The second phase of the Iraqi operation to liberate Mosul will begin any day now, but the ground offensive has already produced a treasure trove of intelligence, thanks in part to the compulsive documentation by the Islamic State.
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Iraq
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Monday, February 6, 2017
A US$51,852,276 firm-fixed-price contract has been awarded to L-3 Fuzing Ordnance Systems Inc. - See more at: http://www.rebuildingiraq.net/news/view/35156-L-3-Fuzing-Ordnance-Systems-Inc-Awarded-$US51-Million-Defense-Contract#sthash.3XAxq6qH.dpufEnglish
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Iraq
Afghanistan
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Foreign Military Sales
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