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, March 11, 2014
“The Northern Distribution Network, part of which flows through Russia, consists of five different options for how we move cargo in and out of Afghanistan,” Selva said. Transcom may have to look at alternatives to overflight or transit through Russia, he added. English
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Afghanistan
Russia
Central Asia Regional
South Caucasus Regional
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Thus, it is critical that we do what is necessary to bolster security and stability in this most important part of the world. It is for this same reason that we continue to confront external aggression against our allies and partners. English
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Central Asia Regional
Middle East and North Africa Regional
Afghanistan
Pakistan
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
President Obama called President Karzai today to discuss preparations for Afghanistan’s coming elections, Afghan-led peace and reconciliation efforts, and the Bilateral Security Agreement. English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The request is $0.4 billion less than the enacted FY 2014 appropriation and is consistent with the current budget caps. English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Speaking to the House Armed Services Committee, Navy Adm. William H. McRaven cited "great strides" in dealing with current conflicts, preparing for future conflicts, and with the state of his workforce.English
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Iraq
Afghanistan
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Monday, March 3, 2014
Spokesperson Psaki addresses Secretary Kerry's meetings with Israeli Officials, settlements, the bilateral security agreement in Afghanistan, and the ongoing engagement on fighting terrorism in Pakistan.English
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Israel
Palestinian Territories
Afghanistan
Pakistan
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Friday, February 28, 2014
If the security transition goes badly, it may not make much difference who governs Afghanistan next year, but the reverse is also true, if this political transition does not take place successfully, nothing achieved in the security sphere is likely to endure.English
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Afghanistan
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
“We are focused on completing ISAF, but we also need certainty and predictability to launch our new mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan forces after 2014,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said after the meeting. English
Country(s): 
Afghanistan
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
“Through our operations, including Libya and Afghanistan, we have identified the areas where our capabilities do not go far enough or too few countries have them,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.English
Country(s): 
Afghanistan
Libya
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discusses troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the core issues and framework of the peace process between Israel and Palestine, the elections in Egypt, and other security issues. English
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Egypt
Iraq
Iran
Afghanistan
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Monday, February 24, 2014
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses reports of the Iran arms sale to Iraq, the peace process proceedings with Israel and Palestine, the government resignation in Egypt, and other security issues around the world. English
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Iraq
Iran
Afghanistan
Syria
Egypt
Israel
Palestinian Territories
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Sunday, February 16, 2014
U.S. Marines and U.S. Soldiers at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany spent nearly a month working as partners and mentors alongside a battalion of soldiers from the Republic of Georgia as that unit prepares for an upcoming deployment in support of the NATO mission in Afghanistan. English
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Georgia
Afghanistan
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
NATO Secretary General makes a statement concerning the decision to release Afghan detainees.English
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discusses the Taliban and Afghan-led peace in Afghanistan, chemical weapons in Syria, the nuclear negotiations in Iran, and U.S. engagement with Saudi Arabia in relation to Iraq.English
Country(s): 
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Iran
Syria
Afghanistan
Pakistan
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
According to the UN World Drug Report, Afghan opium fuels a global trade in heroin that generates over $60 billion total in profits for corrupt officials, drug traffickers, organized criminal groups, and insurgents. English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
DEA will continue to facilitate the integration of Afghanistan into the broader, regional effort to reduce heroin trafficking. English
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Afghanistan
Central Asia Regional
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Given these countries’ systemic lack of training, maintenance, and standardization, dating back to the Soviet era, DoD has provided modernized CN equipment, training, and facility investments. English
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Afghanistan
Central Asia Regional
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The potential of global events to instantaneously spark grievances around the world hinders advance warning, disruption, and attribution of plots.English
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
While NATO is now more effective and efficient than at any time in its history, we will need to maintain the momentum of transformation at our next Summit in Wales in September.English
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Afghanistan
Turkey
Russia
Georgia
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
So, even as we aggressively pursue terrorist networks – through more targeted efforts and by building the capacity of our foreign partners – America must move off a permanent war footing. English
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Mali
Somalia
Western Hemisphere Regional
Israel
Palestinian Territories
Afghanistan
Syria
Iran
Iraq
Yemen
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