Counterterrorism

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 07:52
On 9 June, the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Ambassador Thrasyvoulos Terry Stamatopoulos paid an official visit to Tunisia in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogue partnership. He held bilateral talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Taieb Baccouche, the Minister of Defense H.E. Farhat Horchani, and with the State Secretary in the Minstry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, H.E. Mhamed Ezzine Chelaifa.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 06:54
Today, the ongoing violence in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen commands far more attention than events in Tunisia. Yet strategically, democratic Tunisia may be for more important for U.S. national security and the future of the Arab world. Allying with Tunisia will help the U.S. better address its problems in the Middle East and North Africa.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 07:10
Government officials are keeping radicals from joining the Islam State. But those would-be terrorists are now waging war at home.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 06:28
The US Government has delivered a new package of BGM-71 tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) weapon system to the Lebanese Army.
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 08:28
France and Morocco have vowed to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation, four months after they resumed judicial cooperation following a year-long diplomatic rift.
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:54

The recent setback against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, including the fall of Ramadi and the capture of the historic city of Palmyra, highlights the ongoing and immediate need for the Obama administration to develop a substantive and clear comprehensive strategy to defeat ISIL. As ISIL continues to spread terror in the Middle East, this hearing will examine the radical Islamist group’s strategy, the Obama administration’s current plans for Iraq and Syria, and the effectiveness and strength of the coalition fighting ISIL. In addition to assessing the U.S.

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:31

Chairman Poe on the hearing: “The primary mission of the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism is to forge partnerships with non-state actors, multilateral organizations, and foreign governments to advance the counterterrorism objectives and national security of the U.S. This hearing will be an opportunity for Congress to conduct important oversight of the Bureau to make sure its programs are using taxpayer dollars both efficiently and effectively. Terrorist organizations are recruiting and radicalizing like never before and it is important that the U.S.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 07:37
Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has seized control of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province just 70 highway miles from Baghdad. Fallujah, located between, is already a terror stronghold.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 07:26
The Pentagon has plans to provide military equipment to Sunni tribal fighters, a defense spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a shift from its current policy to provide the equipment only through the central government in Baghdad.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 07:25
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.

Pages