U.S. Policy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 06:38
With the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as his backdrop, President Barack Obama unveiled a new $5 billion fund to fight terrorism in May. Although the announcement was welcomed at the Pentagon and State Department, there were immediate questions about what exactly the money was for. Four months later, those questions remain largely unanswered.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 06:10
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.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 06:29
The following is the Joint Communique on Libya by the governments of Algeria, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union and United Nations.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 06:19
Kyrgyzstan's truck drivers say they are suffering because the U.S. military has shifted traffic to Uzbekistan in the wake of the closure of the Manas air base, which operated in Kyrgyzstan until earlier this year. But the U.S. military denies that any decrease in traffic is connected to the base closure.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:41

This week, President Barack Obama gave a speech announcing plans to train and equip Iraqi armed forces to help combat the terrorist group known as ISIS. Meanwhile, the Nigerian military carried out operations against Boko Haram. The United States also approved the sale of $145 million worth of military equipment to Brazil and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Georgian officials to discuss enhanced cooperation on security issues.

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:30

Middle East and North Africa

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 06:36

This week the United States delivered military equipment to Tunisia, naval forces from around Latin America partook in the annual UNITAS exercises, U.S. forces led African counterparts in responding to medical threats, and in Central Eurasia Centcom's Anti-Drug program head visited Tajikistan.

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:14

This week U.S. Department of Defense officials announced that Kurdish fighters and U.S. airstrikes had broken the Islamic State’s siege of Mount Sinjar, allowing for thousands of Yazidis to evacuate. Meanwhile, in response to I.S.’s advances on Erbil, the U.S. and several European nations pledged to supply arms to Kurdish forces. President Obama suggested that U.S. airstrikes will continue over the next few weeks to months, but that the U.S. has ruled out reintroducing forces into ground combat in Iraq.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 14:24

This week, House Republicans pushed off voting for the U.S./Mexico border supplemental package, Congress debated increasing funding for vetted Syrian rebels, Nigeria reportedly purchased attack and transport helicopters and U.S. Central Command visited Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. . Read these highlights and more below.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 08:20
A convergence of security crises is playing out around the globe, from the Palestinian territories and Iraq to Ukraine and the South China Sea, posing a serious challenge to President Barack Obama's foreign policy and reflecting a world in which U.S. global power seems increasingly tenuous.