Resources - Policy Statements

U.S. Government

Below are key statements and reports by U.S. government agencies related to the United States' security relationship with the world.

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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
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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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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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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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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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistan Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz speak on U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue.English
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Pakistan
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
The last six months have set the stage for positive changes in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has just finished a historic, democratic transfer of power to what CAP’s Ariella Viehe and colleagues accurately described in a forthcoming article I just read as a “deeply engaged and visionary national unity government.”
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
"The message I’m here to deliver on behalf of the American people is very simple: It’s just to say thank you." President Obama traveled to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey today to offer his thanks to the U.S. military members and families stationed there and across the world for their service to our country.English
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Afghanistan
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
It is fitting that this Committee—the Foreign Relations Committee—is holding this hearing. As I reflect on my own role and the role of many who tried just as hard to keep us safe after 9/11, we got many of the tactics right but the strategy wrong. We have yet to develop a narrative, a positive-sum roadmap for where we are going and why others will benefit by joining with us.English
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Global
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
While we have made remarkable strides against the threat of catastrophic attacks like that which we experienced on 9/11, the continued presence of al Qa’ida in Yemen, the growing presence of al Qa’ida‐associated elements in North Africa and Syria, and increased instability across North Africa and the Middle East highlight how the threat of terrorism continues.English
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Global
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Today’s topic is particularly timely, given that we are now seeing a transition in the scope and nature of the terrorist threat we face -- a transition that requires us to assess whether we have the right counterterrorism strategy, organization and authorities to successfully meet this evolving threat.English
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Global
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The admission of up to 70,000 refugees to the United States during Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest; provided that this number shall be understood as including persons admitted to the United States during FY 2015 with Federal refugee resettlement assistance under the Amerasian immigrant admissions program, as provided below. English
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Global
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Monday, September 29, 2014
The Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) is a U.S. Government-funded security assistance program working to meet the growing global demand for specially trained personnel to conduct international peace operations by building the capabilities of U.S. partner countries to train and sustain peacekeepers; increasing the number of capable military troops and police units available for deployment; and facilitating the preparation, logistical support, and deployment of peacekeepers. GPOI promotes international peace and security, helping to save lives while reducing the burden on U.S. military forces, and furthering post-conflict recovery around the world.English

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