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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, September 26, 2016
Conventional U.S. ground forces are participating in counter-terrorist missions in Afghanistan, but not accompanying Afghan security forces on combat operations, the commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan said Friday.English
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Monday, September 26, 2016
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a new report on Pakistan detailing a range of police abuses. It is calling on Pakistan to overhaul its Colonial-era police system, alleging it is filled with “disgruntled” and “corrupt” officers who commit abuses with impunity.
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thinks the mission to train allied air forces needs extra emphasis from the service, potentially including building in incentives for the airmen who do that mission. English
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Sunday, September 25, 2016
President Obama will leave office having failed to use the tools at his disposal to make significant progress on getting child soldiers off the battlefield. That’s the consensus among human rights groups who point to the fact that for six consecutive years, the Obama administration has subverted U.S. law requiring the president to sanction foreign governments that force children to fight.English
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Friday, September 23, 2016
The bill titled the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act was introduced by Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism Ted Poe and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher at a time when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in the US to address the United Nations General Assembly.English
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Pakistan
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Friday, September 23, 2016
Tom Engelhardt presents a brief analysis of a few recent examples of what he dubs "American-style war and peace".English
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Negotiations are "nearly completed" for the United States and India to jointly produce the Javelin Anti-Tank Guided Missile, according to an Indian Ministry of Defense source. English
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India
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
An Indian cabinet committee gave its approval Wednesday to a long-delayed deal for the purchase of 36 fighter jets from France's Dassault, as the country looks to counter China's growing military clout. English
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India
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Not all countries that suffer from terrorism are innocent victims doing their best to fight back. Many governments, including several important U.S. allies, simultaneously fight and encourage the terrorist groups on their soil. English
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces pressure to launch a military response against suspected terrorist training camps inside Pakistan, after militants killed 18 Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir.English
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India
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Experts now estimate the Pentagon alone spends $8 billion to $10 billion a year on assistance to more than 180 countries—compared to approximately $8 billion a year by the State Department to 147 countries—which has led many to question the apparent militarization of U.S. security assistance and the impact that has on short- and long-term security and foreign policy objectives.English
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Heavily armed militants attacked a mountainous Indian army base near the de facto border with Pakistan on Sunday and killed 17 soldiers in the deadliest attack in Kashmir in more than a decade.English
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India
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
A U.S. report released Wednesday said that widespread corruption in Afghanistan has undermined efforts to rebuild the country and urged the U.S. mission to make anti-corruption efforts a top priority. English
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Afghanistan
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sharply criticised new authorities giving the U.S. military greater freedom to fight Taliban insurgents, saying they were a further erosion of the country's sovereignty.English
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Afghanistan
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
India has lined up several big-ticket defense projects for discussion between its prime minister, Narendra Modi, and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit meeting in Goa next month, according to a Ministry of Defence (MoD) official.English
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India
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Israel and the Obama administration have agreed to a historically large sum in defense aid to Israel, but several pro-Israel lawmakers are saying the amount is just not enough.English
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Senators and aides said Monday lawmakers were still discussing the contours of a deal that would fund the government until Dec. 9 and provide money to combat the spread of the Zika virus, a plan that seemingly everyone on Capitol Hill can endorse except one critical faction: conservative House Republicans.English
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Monday, September 12, 2016
The international community had washed its hands of Afghanistan, seemingly indifferent to the fact that the people raining rockets on Kabul were trained by the CIA, or that the rockets were purchased with money from the west, leaving the militants to tear the country apart.English
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Afghanistan
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Monday, September 12, 2016
Pakistan and Russia are set to hold their first-ever joint military exercises later this year, media reported today, reflecting increased military cooperation between the two former Cold War rivals. English
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Pakistan
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Friday, September 9, 2016
The United States is spending more money on more missions to send more elite U.S. forces to train alongside more foreign counterparts in more countries around the world, according to documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act.English
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