Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 06:36
The Islamic State offers a false choice between dictatorship and extremism. Tunisia proves there’s a better way.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 06:49
In Paris, French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian and I co-hosted our counterparts from Australia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Britain. Those countries have been the biggest contributors to the counter-ISIL campaign. The military actions that the United States and our partners have taken in recent months have applied unprecedented pressure on ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 08:59
As the president and presidential candidates struggle to articulate their plans for keeping America safe — or at least for making Americans feel safe — one article of faith unites them: The United States must build the capacity of partner countries to fight terrorism in their own lands.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 07:17
Last month Congress appropriated $175 million in CTPF funds for the State Department, a dramatic increase in the department’s discretionary resources for civilian counterterrorism capacity-building programs.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 11:08

In the past few months, major news outlets have highlighted the massive failures of U.S. security assistance efforts to combat terrorism in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. With these failures, a key question is whether or not the United States should increase or decrease the use of security cooperation for U.S. counterterrorism efforts.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 06:16
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Saturday with a US delegation in Cairo to discuss counter-terrorism efforts and continued military relations between the two countries, the Egyptian presidency announced in a statement.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 13:00

U.S. security assistance and cooperation programs have come under a lot of fire recently.  The failure of the $500 million program to train and equip moderate opposition forces in Syria is the latest example. However, there is a longer history,

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 07:36
The delivery had been scheduled before the series of attacks in Paris.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 06:17
Despite multibillion-dollar arms deals and diplomatic support from his Western partners, Sissi has overseen a dramatic deterioration in security.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 07:02
Qatar's Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah has ruled out boots on the ground in Syria, adding that financial aid is more needed in the war-torn country.