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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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The newsletter of the Bureau of International and Law Enforcement Affairs reports on new gang resistance education and training in Guatemala, the "Mandela Rules" on global prison standards, the expansion of anti-gang programs in Honduras, and the symposium on Empowering Women in Mixed Legal Systems.English
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Guatemala
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Thursday, May 28, 2015
The U.S. advisers say the progress they see every day working with the Afghan air force is rewarding. “The one thing that motivates me is seeing them succeed,” said Staff Sgt. David Rasmussen.English
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Afghanistan
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Friday, May 15, 2015
The Ambassador discussed three essential issues at a Security Council Open Debate on Small Arms/Light Weapons: the scope of the small arms and light weapons problem and the violence that results; the importance of stockpile security and management; and what we need to do to disrupt supply routes.English
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Global
Friday, May 1, 2015
The U.S. Department of State launched its fourth annual “Free the Press” campaign today as part of the Department’s efforts to honor the fundamental importance of a free and independent media in the days leading up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3.English
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Global
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Assistant Secretaryès remarks on three areas: 1) progress made implementing the European Phased Adaptive Approach (or EPAA) and NATO missile defense; 2) cooperation on missile defense with allies and partners outside of Europe, and 3) a few points on Russia and missile defense.English
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Global
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Remarks on the United States’ commitment to ballistic missile defense (BMD) and the Fiscal Year 2016 missile defense budget request; the significant progress that has been made in implementing the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) over the past year; and cooperation on missile defense with allies, such as Romania, and partners outside of Europe.English
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Global
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Friday, March 27, 2015
President Ghani’s first visit to Washington since the peaceful transfer of power in Afghanistan in a democratic process for the first time in history, and also the first time in history a unity government. English
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Afghanistan
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Friday, March 27, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry: The depth of our discussions today reflect the critical nature of this moment, with Afghanistan’s government of national unity now fully responsible for the security of its people and moving ahead on a reform agenda of its own design. At the center of our bilateral relationship is a shared commitment to security and peace and a desire to promote prosperity and social progress throughout Afghanistan. English
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Afghanistan
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Friday, March 27, 2015
UN member states must be held to the highest standards and – at an absolute minimum – we must ensure that national armed forces do not unlawfully recruit and use children.English
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Global
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
John Kerry, Secretary of State, gave opening remarks before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations on FY 2016 State Department Budget Request.English
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Global
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Friday, February 20, 2015
A lot has happened in the last years that has emboldened some of the extremists. It’s something that Pakistan is deeply concerned about. U.S. looks forward to continuing the cooperative effort on the economy as well as the cooperative effort in counterterrorism and democracy building.English
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Pakistan
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Friday, February 20, 2015
It is times like these that arms control proves its worth. Arms control measures provide stability and predictability even when other things fall into disarray. English
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Global
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Countering the violent extremism that is driving today’s terrorist threats and stemming its spread is a generational challenge. Lasting victories over terrorism and the violent extremist ideologies that underpin it are not found on the battlefield, but rather in mindsets, and within communities, schools, and families.English
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Global
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents. English
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Global
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom discussed the 2016 budget request for USAID and the State Department and took a few of your questions.English
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Global
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Office of the Spokesperson of the Department of State held a teleconference on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal.English
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Global
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Monday, February 2, 2015
The President's 2016 Budget is designed to bring middle class economics into the 21st century. This Budget shows what we can do if we invest in America's future and commit to an economy that rewards hard work, generates rising incomes, and allows everyone to share in the prosperity of a growing America. It lays out a strategy to strengthen our middle class and help America's hard-working families get ahead in a time of relentless economic and technological change. And it makes the critical investments needed to accelerate and sustain economic growth in the long run, including in research, education, training, and infrastructure.English
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Global
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the Journalists Security Conference. English
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Global
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Friday, January 16, 2015
Office of the Spokesperson issued U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Joint Statement. English
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Pakistan
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Friday, January 16, 2015
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall spoke on human trafficking at Center for Strategic and International StudiesEnglish
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Global
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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