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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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses the appointment of a prime minister in Egypt, the closure of the Doha Taliban office, U.S. support for a sovereign Afghanistan, Edward Snowden, the ARB report on the Benghazi attacks in Libya, and the volatile situation in Homs, Syria.English
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Egypt
Afghanistan
Libya
Syria
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Press Secretary Jay Carney addresses politics and U.S. military aid in Egypt, providing aid in Syria, hunger strikes in Guantanamo Bay, closure of the Doha Taliban office, and conversations between the President Obama and President Karzai. English
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Egypt
Syria
Afghanistan
Turkey
Venezuela
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Monday, July 8, 2013
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed events in the Middle East and U.S. troop issues during an interview broadcast July 7, but recorded July 3, with Candy Crowley. English
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Egypt
Syria
Afghanistan
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Monday, July 8, 2013
Secretary Hagel reiterated the Defense Department’s desire to continue working with Kazakhstan to further develop the bilateral security relationship.English
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Kazakhstan
Afghanistan
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
This press briefing addresses developments in Egypt, the U.S. strategic relationship with India, and developments in Iraq English
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India
Pakistan
Iraq
Egypt
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Monday, July 1, 2013
A lack of security relations between Afghanistan and Central Asian countries continues to hamper border security. Security relations with Central Asian states, including military-to military and police-to-police relations are underdeveloped at both at the upper and middle levels.English
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Afghanistan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Kazakhstan
Central Asia Regional
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Monday, July 1, 2013
In Egypt, the U.S. urges a democratic transition. Regarding the Israeli- Palestinian peace process, the U.S. sees progress towards final status negotiations English
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Egypt
Palestinian Territories
Israel
China
Russia
Afghanistan
Syria
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Friday, June 28, 2013
Press Office Director Patrick Ventrell addresses recent developments in Egypt - the security situation, Egypt's democratic progress, and Amb. Patterson's remarks - cooperation with Congress on Syria, and talks with the Taliban.English
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Egypt
Syria
Afghanistan
Ecuador
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Turkmenistan has played an important role in helping to develop regional infrastructure and regional economic integration. The United States feels we’re making good progress to broaden and deepen our relations with Turkmenistan.English
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Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan
Afghanistan
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Press Office Director Patrick Ventrell addresses the upcoming Egypt protests, support for the Syrian opposition, foreign fighters in Syria, Qatar's new Amir, the Middle East peace process, and a missing citizen in Ecuador.English
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Egypt
Israel
Palestinian Territories
Syria
Iran
Qatar
Pakistan
Ecuador
Lebanon
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Press Office Director Patrick Ventrell addresses the Geneva 2 Syria conference, Secretary Kerry's upcoming trip to Israel and Palestine, peace talks in Afghanistan, and cooperation with Congress on the Benghazi attackEnglish
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Syria
Saudi Arabia
Afghanistan
Israel
Palestinian Territories
Libya
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Monday, June 24, 2013
Press Office Director Patrick Ventrell addresses security concerns in Lebanon, direct mail to Cuba, Snowden's asylum in Latin America, negotiations in Syria, peace talks with the Taliban, and Turkey's EU bidEnglish
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Cuba
Ecuador
Turkey
Lebanon
Syria
Afghanistan
Pakistan
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White House Press Briefing - June 21, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney address the announcement by the Obama administration to assist the Syrian rebels with humanitarian and military aid, some details of that aid, the urgency to advance toward a political transition in Syria, representatives of the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, the question of freeing certain prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, security in Afghanistan, Russia's reaction to President Obama's call for nuclear cuts, and President Obama's trip to Africa.English
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Syria
Ghana
Jordan
Qatar
Afghanistan
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
This critical milestone is a tribute to the determination of the people of Afghanistan to take responsibility for their country’s future, and it was made possible by heavy sacrifices on the part of the United States, coalition partners, and the Afghan forces.English
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes address the outcome of the G8 Summit, details of humanitarian aid to Syria and expected challenges ahead in dealing with the Syrian crisis, President Obama's upcoming schedule, the U.S. alliance with Europe on the global war on terror, and talks in Doha, Qatar on the Taliban in Afghanistan.English
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Syria
Qatar
Afghanistan
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Monday, June 17, 2013
The Ambassador commended Georgia’s commitment to ISAF and its contribution to creating peace and security in Afghanistan. Ambassador Norland also spoke about Georgia’s strategic importance as the “gatekeeper to the new silk road” and the opportunity to connect “the East and the West in a way that builds a foundation for peace and prosperity.”English
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Georgia
Afghanistan
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Thursday, June 13, 2013
This press briefing covers President Clinton's remarks on Syria, Iran's fighters and Hezbollah, bilateral relations with Pakistan, Israeli settlement constructions in the Palestinian territories, working conditions in Bangladesh, and democratic developments in Egypt. English
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Nepal
Syria
Pakistan
Israel
Palestinian Territories
Greece
Bangladesh
Egypt
Turkey
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Monday, June 10, 2013
This press briefing addresses developments in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with Bahrain Crown Prince, tensions between Sudan and South Sudan, protests in Turkey and attacks in Afghanistan English
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Syria
Turkey
Afghanistan
Bahrain
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Friday, June 7, 2013
Gen. Dunford, the International Security Assistance Force commander, today released a statement where he offered his condolences to the families and friends of the seven Georgian service members who were killed yesterday in southern Afghanistan.English
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Georgia
Afghanistan
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Friday, June 7, 2013
I am especially pleased to have the opportunity to speak with you about our policy priorities in Central Asia as we enter a critical and dynamic phase in our relationship with this important part of the world.English
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Afghanistan
Central Asia Regional
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