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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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Thursday, January 12, 2017
The MS13 has called for negotiations with the government, which could include the dismantling of the gang, implying a drastic change in posture since four years ago when the gang's national leadership refused to enter a dialogue about its possible dissolution.English
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El Salvador
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Residents welcome Iraqi soldiers as they liberate Mosul, but the trauma of life under the Islamic State still lingers. English
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Iraq
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman lashed out at the U.S. military on Thursday after it re-tweeted a statement by a Kurdish-dominated alliance that Washington backs in Syria saying it had no links to Kurdish militants fighting the Turkish state.English
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Egypt and Saudi Arabia have extended their drive for influence in the Middle East by turning their sights on the Horn of Africa and other East African states. Cairo and Riyadh are competing for political influence, investing in agriculture projects, and vying for control in the Nile River valley. English
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC News has learned.Some of the officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with the South American country's national police force. English
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Colombia
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The already heated fight between El Salvador's gangs and security forces began to resemble a low-intensity conflict in 2016, as the MS13 and Barrio 18 increasingly aligned against a government bent on destroying them in a battle that seemed to have everything you would expect in war except an ideology. English
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El Salvador
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Four thousand US soldiers have arrived in Germany as part of permanent troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon said are meant to send a clear message to one country in particular: Russia.English
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Germany
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
A recent opinion poll in Mexico reveals an embarrassing lack of public trust in security forces, exemplifying yet again how institutional failures risk boosting support for problematic responses to insecurity such as the militarization of citizen safety initiatives and the formation of self-defense movements.English
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Mexico
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The case of a group of bank robbers in the Dominican Republic headed by a former member of the military raises concerns about corruption and criminalization within the country's security forces. The criminal structure was led by former army Lieutenant John Percival Matos, who exploited his military training to plan attacks against three banks between August and December 2016, stealing more than $200,000 dollars, according to authorities.English
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Dominican Republic
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Inter-government plans to advance the cause for Nordic military-industrial collaboration are proving an influential force driving domestic and regional sector consolidation. This has resulted in a recent flurry of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity by leading industry players across the region.English
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Europe Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The Colombian government and the nation’s main rebel group said on Saturday that they had reached a “new final accord” to end their longstanding conflict, potentially reviving a deal that was rejected last month in a referendum.English
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Colombia
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Monday, November 14, 2016
France and Germany looked set to win support on Monday for a European defense plan that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has made more urgent by criticizing low defense spending by allies and questioning America's security guarantees for Europe.English
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Europe Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has conspired with economic desperation to drive an unrelenting exodus of migrants seeking safety in other countries, mainly the United States. Despite American-backed efforts to tighten regional borders and address the root causes of the exodus, the migration numbers have soared in the past year.English
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Central America Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Ukraine's police chief, who was driving reforms through the country's notoriously corrupt police force, has resigned after a year in the job, complaining of government pressure.English
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Ukraine
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Guatemalan activist Helen Mack discusses the potential reorganization of criminal networks within the government, comments on the role of the private sector and the public to combat corruption, and explains the active role of the US Embassy.English
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Guatemala
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Afghanistan's parliament has voted to sack the foreign minister and two other Cabinet members. The dismissals come as Afghanistan is mired in an economic crisis and widening Taliban insurgency.English
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Afghanistan
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Allegations of extrajudicial killings by Iraqi government forces surfaced recently, nearly a month after the offensive to recapture this northern city began.English
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Iraq
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Afghanistan's new anti-corruption court heard its first cases on Saturday, a small step forward in President Ashraf Ghani's efforts to combat graft at the highest levels of government.English
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Afghanistan
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Monday, November 14, 2016
That practice has fueled resentment among the local Arab population and risks breathing new life into the insurgency just as a U.S.-backed government offensive pushes into Mosul, the Sunni extremist group’s last major stronghold in Iraq.English
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Iraq
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Pakistan's military says Indian troops fired on its soldiers in Kashmir on Monday, killing seven of them and prompting return fire, as officials warned that the tense standoff between the nuclear-armed rivals could escalate.English
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