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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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Monday, July 11, 2016
President Obama’s most senior advisers convened last month to consider changes to the way the United States provides security aid to foreign nations, as a long-running struggle for control between the State and Defense departments intensifies. English
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Global
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Iraq Train and Equip Fund
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Friday, July 8, 2016
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Thursday that a number of details about the Pentagon’s newly adjusted mission in Afghanistan through the end of the Obama administration remain unclear, including how many U.S. counterterrorism troops will be deployed and how operations will be funded.English
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Afghanistan
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Thursday, July 7, 2016
President Obama said Wednesday that he planned to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term, further slowing the drawdown in a 14-year war that Mr. Obama pledged to end on his watch but now seems likely to grind on indefinitely.English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The Western military alliance is set this week to commit to extend its support of government forces in Afghanistan, where Taliban insurgents have made significant gains since international combat forces withdrew 18 months ago.English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The U.S. has spent more than $8 billion with little effect over 15 years to counter the flourishing poppy trade that has made Afghanistan the No. 1 supplier of heroin to the world. The Defense Department no longer includes a section on counter-narcotics in its semi-annual report to Congress on Afghanistan. It was absent from the report on “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan” submitted last month and also omitted in the previous submission. English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
After 15 years of conflict in Afghanistan and no sign of peace, NATO members meeting in Warsaw this week are expected to confirm their support for the Kabul government, aware that they have little alternative if the country is to hold together.English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Afghanistan’s government will seek an annual $5 billion of funding over the next five years from the U.S. and its allies at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit this week to help finance its security forces.English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
A group of American senators warned Monday that Afghanistan could suffer the same fate as Iraq if U.S. troop levels in the country were cut later this year as planned.English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
As Afghan troops were preparing to take on Taliban militants without NATO combat support in 2014, U.S. officials shelved plans to provide them with hundreds of potentially life-saving armored vehicles, documents reviewed by Reuters show.English
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Afghanistan
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Friday, July 1, 2016
Pakistan has extended by six months a deadline for Afghan refugees to register with the government, a refugee official said on Wednesday, a day before the deadline was set to expire. The number of Afghans voluntarily returning home has plunged this year as violence worsens in Afghanistan, where the government and its U.S. allies are fighting a stubborn Taliban insurgency.English
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Pakistan
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which recently passed the House and Senate, have mired the legislation in controversy and provoked a veto threat from the White House. But amidst all the partisan rancor, the bills contain at least three solid victories for transparency and accountability of Pentagon-run foreign aid programs, all of which garnered broad bipartisan support.English
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Global
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
At least 27 Afghan police cadets were killed in twin suicide bombings on a convoy of buses outside the capital, Kabul, on Thursday, officials said. Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the police trainees were traveling on the outskirts of Kabul when a suicide bomber rammed the buses with his car. A second bomber exploded after police and local residents rushed to the scene.English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Afghanistan's president has ordered a "thorough investigation" into institutionalized sexual abuse of children by police, after AFP revealed the Taliban are using child sex slaves to launch deadly insider attacks.English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Pakistan's Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether secret military tribunals set up in early 2015 to try civilians accused of terrorism have violated the constitutional rights of 12 people convicted by these courts.English
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Pakistan
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
American airstrikes in northern Afghanistan killed at least seven hostages being held in a Taliban prison on Saturday, according to accounts from the families of victims and local officials from the immediate area. Some accounts put the death toll as high as 16.English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Within days of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington this month, and India's entry into Missile Technology Control Regime backed by President Barack Obama, New Delhi has sought to buy Predator drones from US-based General Atomics through the Foreign Military Sales program.English
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India
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Foreign Military Sales
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Monday, June 27, 2016
President Obama’s legacy is being tarnished for having been engaged in seven foreign wars in third world countries during two terms presidency including the U.S. - Afghanistan war which is now in its 15th year.English
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Afghanistan
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Monday, June 27, 2016
The Afghan government is mulling to purchase aircraft and other military equipment from Russia, it has been reported. The Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Alexandar Mantytskiy has said the Afghan deputy foreign minister Hekmat KhalilEnglish
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Afghanistan
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Monday, June 27, 2016
Heavy fighting between Afghan forces and Islamic State fighters has killed dozens of people, officials said Sunday, raising fears the militant group is staging a comeback months after Kabul said they had been defeatedEnglish
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Afghanistan
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Friday, June 24, 2016
U.S. warplanes in Afghanistan have launched airstrikes against Taliban targets in recent days under new authority granted to the top commander there to help Afghan forces achieve “catastrophic success,” Defense officials said.English
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Afghanistan
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