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, June 10, 2015
President Barack Obama has asked the military for recommendations on how to make the effort to train and equip Iraqi security forces more effective, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.English
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Iraq
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Discussing threats from Iran or the vicious actions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has a different resonance when the conversation is in Israel rather than the United States, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said here today. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed these threats and the state of the military-to-military relationship between the United States and Israel during meetings at the Kyria, the headquarters for Israel’s defense establishment.English
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Israel
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Though the United States and Israel disagree about the proposed deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, that does not affect America’s unshakable commitment to the defense of Israel, a senior administration official said here today.English
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Israel
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The commander in chief has authorized Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to deploy to Iraq up to 450 additional U.S. personnel in a non-combat role, to expand our advise and assist mission at Taqaddum Air Base in support of the Government of Iraq.English
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Iraq
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Senior officials of the Governments of China, France, Germany, Italy, the Russian Federation, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States of America as well as of the European Union met today in Berlin with the Libyan delegates to the UN-led Political Dialogue and in the presence of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG), Bernardino León. The German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier addressed the meeting.English
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Libya
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The United States welcomes the June 6 announcement that the UN-facilitated consultations among Yemeni stakeholders will begin in Geneva on June 14.English
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Yemen
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Monday, June 8, 2015
Since horrific allegations came to light that international soldiers may have abused children in the Central African Republic, the U.S. has been calling for a full investigation into these reports as well as into the manner in which they were handled.English
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Central African Republic
Thursday, June 4, 2015
We have made substantial progress addressing instability in Africa over the last decade. Our African partners are increasingly taking charge of their own security. We welcome these efforts to provide African solutions to African security challenges.English
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Africa Regional
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Thursday, June 4, 2015
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.English
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Iraq
Syria
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The United States condemns the Government of South Sudan’s decision to expel the United Nations Deputy Special Representative in South Sudan and Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN Mission in South Sudan.English
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South Sudan
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The U.S. Government reiterates its position that the Government of Burundi should adhere to the tenets of the Arusha Agreement, to include the provisions on term limits.English
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Burundi
East Africa Regional
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The train, advise and assist mission under NATO's Resolute Support focuses on eight key areas called "essential functions" that are crucial to the continued development of Afghan security forces.English
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Afghanistan
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Special briefing on State Department expectations for the Counter-ISIL Small Group Ministerial in ParisEnglish
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Iraq
Syria
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Thursday, May 28, 2015
The U.S. is providing $18 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help those affected by Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. With this new funding, total U.S. humanitarian assistance to Ukraine has reached more than $61 million.English
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Ukraine
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Thursday, May 28, 2015
In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) interdicted 1,775 kg of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $59 million.English
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South America Regional
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Rwanda is an important ally. It is a respected contributor to peacekeeping missions throughout the region, it has rebuilt itself from genocide, and it has achieved impressive development and economic gains.English
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Rwanda
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The U.S. strongly condemns the May 23 killing of the opposition leader Zedi Feruzi and the May 22 grenade attack in a market that killed several people and wounded many more. These attacks only undermine ongoing efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution.English
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The United States condemns the ongoing violence in northern Mali, including reports of summary executions of civilians in Tin Hama, and other human rights abuses and violations. The U.S. has contributed soldiers to MINUSMA operations in Mali.English
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
As European leaders conclude the fourth EU Eastern Partnership summit today in Riga, Latvia, the United States expresses its strong support for EU efforts to foster closer cooperation and partnership with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. English
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Armenia
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Special-Purpose Marine, Air, Ground Task Force-SOUTHCOM (SPMAGTF-SC) is set to deploy to Central America over the next several weeks as the first contingency response force assigned to the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility. English
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Central America Regional
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