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This section includes the latest news relating to U.S. security policy around the world. Updated daily, the news provided in this searchable database highlights the most relevant security developments from around the world. 

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Weeks after the Obama administration canceled a failed Pentagon program to train and arm Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State, American officials announced a new effort to equip ground forces in Syria to fight the jihadists.English
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Syria
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Syria Train and Equip Fund
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Friday, October 9, 2015
The Pentagon plans to announce significant roll backs in the U.S. program to back rebel factions in Syria, possibly shifting to more contacts with Kurdish forces that have battled the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday.English
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Syria
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Syria Train and Equip Fund
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
“U.S. Financing Fails to Sustain Foreign Forces” (front page, Oct. 4), about the routine failures of American foreign arms and training programs to meet their objectives, underscores the need for a move away from reliance on these programs as a central component of United States strategy.English
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Global
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Syria Train and Equip Fund
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International Military Education and Training
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Friday, August 21, 2015
A second group of rebel fighters trained in Turkey by the U.S.-led coalition could be deployed to Syria within weeks as part of a campaign to push Islamic State insurgents away from the border, diplomatic sources told Reuters on Friday.
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Syria
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Syria Train and Equip Fund
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
A number of questions of international law emerge from the US “train and equip” program. An additional question that merits consideration is the relationship between the US and “New Syrian Forces” fighters, and whether the US bears any responsibility for these fighters’ actions should they commit violations of international humanitarian law.
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Syria
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Syria Train and Equip Fund
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Pro-U.S. -- and fiercely anti-Assad regime -- fighter Abu Iskander is one of just 54 moderate rebels painstakingly vetted, expensively trained and equipped. He and his "classmates," known as the New Syria Force, are a key part of the U.S.'s anti-ISIS efforts. But there aren't nearly enough of them to worry ISIS -- yet. English
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Syria
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Syria Train and Equip Fund
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