Resources - Policy Statements

This section presents links to what people are saying about U.S. security policy around the world. Select one of the four types of policy statements from the menu at the right to filter the results below. 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The United States announced more than $133 million in additional humanitarian assistance today in response to a surge in conflict and rapidly deteriorating humanitarian conditions in South Sudan over the last two months. English
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South Sudan
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Officials discussed areas where we will continue to work together to prevent and reduce crime, conduct effective law enforcement and operations, strengthen rule of law institutions, enact meaningful police reform, and undergo joint strategic planning in the Northern Triangle. English
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Guatemala
Honduras
El Salvador
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Monday, June 15, 2015
Some of the challenges the Central Asia governments face are of their own making, including widespread corruption, lack of the rule of law and their own human rights records. English
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Central Asia Regional
Monday, June 15, 2015
The United States welcomes the decision of the Azerbaijani Government to permit Emin Huseynov’s safe departure from Azerbaijan today.English
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Azerbaijan
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Monday, June 15, 2015
The United States is deeply concerned by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's travel to South Africa for the African Union summit.English
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Sudan
South Africa
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
On 9 June, the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Ambassador Thrasyvoulos Terry Stamatopoulos paid an official visit to Tunisia in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogue partnership. He held bilateral talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Taieb Baccouche, the Minister of Defense H.E. Farhat Horchani, and with the State Secretary in the Minstry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, H.E. Mhamed Ezzine Chelaifa.English
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Tunisia
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
President Barack Obama has asked the military for recommendations on how to make the effort to train and equip Iraqi security forces more effective, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.English
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Iraq
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Discussing threats from Iran or the vicious actions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has a different resonance when the conversation is in Israel rather than the United States, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said here today. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed these threats and the state of the military-to-military relationship between the United States and Israel during meetings at the Kyria, the headquarters for Israel’s defense establishment.English
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Israel
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Though the United States and Israel disagree about the proposed deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, that does not affect America’s unshakable commitment to the defense of Israel, a senior administration official said here today.English
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Israel
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The commander in chief has authorized Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to deploy to Iraq up to 450 additional U.S. personnel in a non-combat role, to expand our advise and assist mission at Taqaddum Air Base in support of the Government of Iraq.English
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Iraq
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Senior officials of the Governments of China, France, Germany, Italy, the Russian Federation, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States of America as well as of the European Union met today in Berlin with the Libyan delegates to the UN-led Political Dialogue and in the presence of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG), Bernardino León. The German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier addressed the meeting.English
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Libya
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The United States welcomes the June 6 announcement that the UN-facilitated consultations among Yemeni stakeholders will begin in Geneva on June 14.English
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Yemen
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Frederic C. Hof, Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center, delivered an address on June 8 to an audience at the NATO Defense College in Rome. His remarks considered the problem facing the United States and President Barack Obama on how to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). Without a shift in US policy to address the problem in both Iraq and Syria—and soon—the anti-ISIS coalition may find itself fighting the same battles against a much more entrenched extremist group. Please read excerpts of his remarks below.
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Iraq
Syria
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Monday, June 8, 2015
Since horrific allegations came to light that international soldiers may have abused children in the Central African Republic, the U.S. has been calling for a full investigation into these reports as well as into the manner in which they were handled.English
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Central African Republic
Thursday, June 4, 2015
We have made substantial progress addressing instability in Africa over the last decade. Our African partners are increasingly taking charge of their own security. We welcome these efforts to provide African solutions to African security challenges.English
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Africa Regional
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Thursday, June 4, 2015
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.English
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Iraq
Syria
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The United States condemns the Government of South Sudan’s decision to expel the United Nations Deputy Special Representative in South Sudan and Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN Mission in South Sudan.English
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South Sudan
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The U.S. Government reiterates its position that the Government of Burundi should adhere to the tenets of the Arusha Agreement, to include the provisions on term limits.English
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Burundi
East Africa Regional
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The train, advise and assist mission under NATO's Resolute Support focuses on eight key areas called "essential functions" that are crucial to the continued development of Afghan security forces.English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Special briefing on State Department expectations for the Counter-ISIL Small Group Ministerial in ParisEnglish
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Iraq
Syria
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