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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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
But we are successfully building Afghan capacity to implement and lead counternarcotics efforts. English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The DEA program in Afghanistan is designed to deny narcotics-generated funding to terrorism and the insurgency, break the nexus between the insurgency and drug trafficking, promote the rule of law, and expose and reduce corruption, while diminishing the overall drug threat from Afghanistan. English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Central Asian states have repeatedly expressed their concern over narco-traffickers and extremist networks operating across their irregular borders and extreme mountainous terrain and welcome DoD assistance in confronting these challenges.English
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Afghanistan
Bahrain
Central Asia Regional
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Meanwhile, the United States and other western donors assisting Afghanistan have, by and large, made counternarcotics programming a lower strategic priority at the same time that the 2014 drawdown of U.S. and coalition forces increases the security risks in the country. English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The new policy provides greater clarity and transparency with respect to U.S. goals for arms transfers and on the criteria used to make arms transfer decisions. English
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Global
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Spokesperson Marie Harf discussed the recent attack on a Palestinian mosque, countering insurgency in Iraq, Iran's relations with Russia, threats and opposition within Syria, and other topics. English
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Palestinian Territories
Iraq
Iran
Syria
Israel
Afghanistan
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
At the same time, the policy promotes restraint, both by the United States and other suppliers, in transfers of weapons systems that may be destabilizing or dangerous to international peace and security. English
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Global
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
DOD is broadening its training for those who work in contracting, acquisition and law enforcement, and that a yearly general course on how to recognize human trafficking has been mandatory for DOD personnel since 2005.English
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Qatar
Afghanistan
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I had the opportunity to express to the President the deep appreciation of our President and our Secretary for the important role that Turkmenistan has played with respect to the economic and humanitarian support that Turkmenistan has provided and continues to provide to Afghanistan. English
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Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
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Saturday, January 11, 2014
The Annual Bilateral Consultations, which were established with Turkmenistan in 2010, are a regular mechanism for discussing the full range of issues in the U.S.-Turkmenistan relationship and strengthening collaboration between our two nations. English
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Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
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Friday, January 10, 2014
There are two main authorities for terrorism designations of groups and individuals. Groups can be designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Under Executive Order 13224, a wider range of entities, including terrorist groups, individuals acting as part of a terrorist organization, and other entities such as financiers and front companies, can be designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs). English
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Global
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Friday, January 3, 2014
The DOD news release noted the following areas would no longer be designated as imminent danger areas for IDP purposes. English
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Haiti
Liberia
Oman
Rwanda
Tajikistan
United Arab Emirates
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Iraq
Afghanistan
Lebanon
Jordan
Pakistan
Yemen
Syria
Egypt
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses evacuations in South Sudan, Dennis Rodman's visit to North Korea, Iran's nuclear program, domestic politics in Egypt and other issues.English
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South Sudan
India
North Korea
Afghanistan
Iran
Egypt
United Arab Emirates
Russia
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Spokesperson Jay Carney discusses U.S.-Indian diplomatic relations, Iran's nuclear program and the conflict in Syria. English
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India
Iran
Syria
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses reconstruction efforts in the Philippines, diplomatic relations between the United States and India, Libya's Blue Mountain Group, recent violence in South Sudan and other issues. English
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Philippines
South Sudan
India
Syria
Afghanistan
Libya
Russia
Japan
Turkey
Ecuador
Dominican Republic
Haiti
North Korea
South Korea
Egypt
Bolivia
Peru
Colombia
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Spokesperson Jay Carney discusses diplomatic relations between the United States and India and U.S. policy in Afghanistan, English
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India
Afghanistan
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Spokesperson Marie Harf discussed peace in the Middle East, humanitarian concerns in Syria, Egypt's popular referendum, demonstrations in Ukraine, Tunisia's election of a new Prime Minister and other issues. English
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Syria
Egypt
Ukraine
China
United Arab Emirates
India
Mexico
Afghanistan
North Korea
Russia
Lebanon
Israel
Mali
South Sudan
Tunisia
Japan
Yemen
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses recent development in Syria, U.S.-India relations, ongoing negotiations between Israel and Palestine, Secretary of State Kerry's conversation with China's Foreign Minister and other issues.English
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India
Syria
North Korea
China
Israel
Palestinian Territories
Japan
Bolivia
Central African Republic
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Friday, December 13, 2013
I am providing this supplemental consolidated report, prepared by my Administration and consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148), as part of my efforts to keep the Congress informed about deployments of U.S. Armed Forces equipped for combat. English
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Libya
Yemen
Somalia
Egypt
Cuba
Niger
Uganda
Jordan
South Sudan
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
Central African Republic
Afghanistan
Kosovo
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Friday, December 13, 2013
“The overall goal of the program is to enhance each country’s, as well as regional, capability to deter, detect, defend against and mitigate the circumstances of a WMD incident -- whether it is intentional or accidental,” Rook said. English
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Qatar
United Arab Emirates
Bahrain
Saudi Arabia
Oman
Kuwait
Afghanistan
Central Asia Regional
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