international security

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Condemning Syria’s chemical weapons use [video]

Leaders from the U.S., Britain and France spoke out against Syria for using chemical weapons in an attack in early April. Watch this video to learn about chemical weapons and why they're illegal.
Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump sitting on a white couch in front of flags (© Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images)

Trump, Japan’s Abe stand in solidarity

President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe are united on how to deal with North Korea and agree that a nuclear North Korea cannot be tolerated. They also pledge to work for free and fair trade.
An instructor speaks to law enforcement officers at a new training academy near Amman, Jordan. (© Raad Adayleh/AP Images)

Jordan, U.S. partner on counterterrorism training hub

The new Jordanian Gendarmerie Training Academy, built with U.S. assistance, is training law enforcement officers throughout the Middle East and beyond on state-of-the art counterterrorism tactical skills.
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U.S., allies cripple Syria’s illegal chemical weapons program

The precision U.S., French and U.K. missile strikes against Syrian chemical weapons facilities struck all their military targets while avoiding unnecessary risk to civilians.
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U.S. ambassador speaks to Russians about attack on Syria [video]

Watch the U.S. ambassador to Russia talk about the recent allied strike in Syria — a response to a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 people.
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Latest chemical attack in Syria sparks outrage

The U.S. and allies are weighing their response to a chemical attack in the town of Douma, Syria, that they believe was perpetrated by the Assad regime.
Illustration of three weapons inspectors looking through a large magnifying glass (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

These sleuths detect nuclear and chemical weapons

The world relies on skilled international inspectors with sophisticated equipment to determine whether countries are fulfilling their obligations not to build nuclear or chemical weapons.

Summit seeks to bolster security, prosperity across the Americas

Vice President Pence attends the April 13–14 Summit of the Americas in Peru. He will promote democracy, fair trade and secure borders in the hemisphere.
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Nations of Western Hemisphere share strong values [video]

Leaders of the Western Hemisphere's countries will gather in Lima, Peru, April 13–14 for the eighth Summit of the Americas. Check out this video to learn about our shared values.