Missile being launched (Dept. of Defense)

New interceptor missile will defend civilians

The Arrow-3 system is able to intercept nuclear and biological missiles outside Earth's atmosphere, where they can be safely destroyed.

Report: Venezuelans protest for democracy more than ever [infographic]

Street demonstrations across Venezuela calling for democratic elections and restoration of basic services rose nearly 100% in 2019 from a year earlier.
Three people shaking hands (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Australia, Japan and U.S. work toward maritime security

The three countries announced that they are committed to increasing the presence of maritime law enforcement in the Indo-Pacific region.
Nicolás Maduro speaking into a microphone (© Matias Delacroix/Getty Images)

U.S. tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his ‘usurpation of power’

The Trump administration's latest sanctions bar business with the former Maduro regime while providing safeguards for humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
Rows of sailors and others at ceremony with flags (© Jonathan Ernst/AP Images)

A salute to Pacific service members

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo honored the service of Micronesian veterans who fought alongside Americans in the U.S. military.
Pompeo shaking a woman's hand, flanked by two men (© Jonathan Ernst/AP Images)

Pompeo: ‘Small islands are big strongholds of freedom’

The U.S. will negotiate with Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau to extend a security agreement that protects the region's territorial waters.
Four people standing in front of Australian and American flags (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

U.S. and Australia reaffirm ‘mateship’

For over a century, the two countries have enjoyed a prosperous friendship, which was reaffirmed during Secretary Pompeo's visit to Australia.
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Human rights violations continue in Venezuela [video]

More than 3 million Venezuelans have been displaced from their country and forced to seek refuge in neighboring countries.
Group of men posing for photo on stage (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo touts Lower Mekong Initiative

As a part of his trip to Asia, Secretary Pompeo renewed the U.S. commitment to an initiative that helps five countries along the Mekong River.