U.S. Department of State

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 09:41
Remarks on the United States’ commitment to ballistic missile defense (BMD) and the Fiscal Year 2016 missile defense budget request; the significant progress that has been made in implementing the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) over the past year; and cooperation on missile defense with allies, such as Romania, and partners outside of Europe.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:48
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.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 07:43
President Ghani’s first visit to Washington since the peaceful transfer of power in Afghanistan in a democratic process for the first time in history, and also the first time in history a unity government.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 08:14
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.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 07:58
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.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:43
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.”
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.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 05:43
We cannot lead if we are not there and we can’t be there if the Senate won’t confirm our best and brightest. This is a moment to show that we speak with one voice on American leadership and that our democratic institutions can still advise and consent instead of defer and delay.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:15
The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce published regulations today that streamline U.S. export controls on certain military electronics by shifting less sensitive equipment, parts, and components from Category XI of the Department’s U.S. Munitions List (USML) to the Department of Commerce’s Commerce Control List (CCL).

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