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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 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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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
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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
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will begin its training effort in Iraq on Sunday, as the alliance looks to step up its efforts to assist in the fight against Islamic State, according to NATO’s secretary-general.English
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Iraq
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Monday, February 6, 2017
Italian family accused of smuggling weapons to ISIS highlights concerns for links between mafia & terrorismEnglish
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Italy
Libya
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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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Friday, February 3, 2017
The U.S.-led coalition is planning for the day when Iraq will be free of the Islamic State group, ramping up training of a future Mosul police force — even as the battle for the rest of the city is briefly on hold.English
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Iraq
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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Tokyo has secured cost cuts on support equipment for its next batch of six U.S. F-35 stealth fighter aircraft of around $100 million, according to sources and Japanese budget papers, on top of savings being finalized for all buyers of the high-tech jets.English
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Japan
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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Raytheon received a $202 million foreign military sales contract to provide engineering services for its Patriot weapon system.English
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Foreign Military Sales
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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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Monday, January 30, 2017
On a snowy field in southwest Poland, U.S. tanks and troops gathered on Monday to defend against a resurgent Russia that President Trump wants to befriend. The troops — part of the largest U.S. deployment to Europe since the Cold War — plan to spread across Eastern Europe, fanning into the Baltic nations, digging in to Poland and also deploying to Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. Major new commitments were made in July at a NATO summit in Warsaw by then-President Barack Obama, and at the time they seemed like a bipartisan expression of support for U.S. allies at a moment of heightened fear about Russia.English
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Europe Regional
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Monday, January 30, 2017
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Sallyport Global Holdings a $200 million contract modification to continue to manage the security and operation of Iraq’s Balad Air Base.English
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Iraq
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Foreign Military Sales
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Monday, January 30, 2017
Government-to-government defence equipment sales to the United Kingdom should be brought under the country's single source procurement regulations regime, says the watchdog set up to monitor over charging by defence contractors.English
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United Kingdom
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Foreign Military Sales
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Monday, January 30, 2017
Raytheon has received a USD523 million contract to modernise six Patriot fire units to configuration 3+ for Kuwait.English
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Kuwait
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