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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, November 11, 2016
Faced with "critical shortages" of ammunition and other equipment, India has triggered its Fast Track Purchase (FTP) process to tap the overseas market, bypassing prescribed routine acquisition procedures, according to a Ministry of Defense (MoD) official.English
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Friday, November 11, 2016
An American drone strike thought to have struck Islamist militants in Somalia actually killed 10 members of a regional force allied with the United States, according to results of a Pentagon investigation that have not yet been made public.English
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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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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
A former U.S. state department top expert on Nigeria has asked the American government not to sell 12 warplanes worth $500 million to the Muhammadu Buhari administration due to allegations of human rights violations and corruption.English
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Human Right Watch (HRW) on Thursday called on Colombia’s Defense Ministry to prevent the promotion to general of at least five top military officials accused of executing civilians, but to no avail.In spite the protest, a Colombian senate commission approved the officials’ promotion, which will now be sent to the full senate for approval.English
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Colombia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The Syrian Arab component of forces attacking Raqqa have withdrawn from operations, declaring Kurdish forces had broken an agreement to allow them to lead the charge into the Islamic State (IS) group-held city. English
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Syria
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Friday, November 11, 2016
A drug trafficking network linked to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has been dismantled in Costa Rica, a sign that the country's criminal structures are becoming increasingly involved in transnational drug trafficking.English
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Costa Rica
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Colombia's internal drug market has grown over the past few decades and is now worth an estimated $2 billion, a trend driven by changing economic and criminal dynamics in the country. 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 El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, a clinic which provides hundreds of torture victims with vital services including counseling and legal assistance, learned today that its financial assets were frozen according to an order by the Central Bank of Egypt.English
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Egypt
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
“From the outset this trial has been marred by irregularities, and allegations of torture that have not been investigated. The authorities have failed to prove any criminal responsibility for the acts of violence these individuals have been accused of. The Appeal Court must put an end this farce," said Kiné Fatim Diop, Amnesty International’s West Africa Campaigner.English
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Mauritania
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Indo-U.S. defense ties will continue with Donald Trump as the next US president, government officials here agree. English
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India
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dropped his previous harsh criticism of Donald Trump Wednesday and said the new U.S. commander-in-chief could usher in a "new era" of cooperation on the anti-ISIS campaign and access to the Incirlik Air Base.English
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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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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Researchers from the Amnesty International visited several villages in the al-Shura and al-Qayyara sub-districts of Ninewa governorate, south-west and south of Mosul, and gathered evidence indicating that up to six people were extrajudicially executed in late October, apparently due to suspicions they had ties to the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS).English
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Iraq
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Pakistan has procured supplies from China for its nuclear and missile programs, according to a new report by experts at King’s College of London.English
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
The United States has killed 119 civilians in Iraq and Syria since it began military operations against the Islamic State there in 2014, military officials said Wednesday. In each case, the American military followed the proper procedures and it did not violate laws of armed conflict, officials said.English
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Syria
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Indian government this week has cleared the purchase of made-in-India military hardware including new military aircraft, unnamed aerial vehicles and tanks under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s so-called Make in India initiative, according to local media reports.English
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