international security

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Together, U.S. and Mexico take down drug traffickers

Learn how the U.S. and Mexico work under the Mérida Initiative to disrupt groups smuggling drugs, people and weapons across their shared border.
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Military snapshots

Check out our regular feature presenting examples of the incredible photography coming out of the U.S. armed forces and their global missions.
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Pompeo urges all nations to hold Iran regime accountable

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo citied a litany of Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere in pressing all nations to hold Iran accountable.
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Trump to world leaders: Stop Iran from sowing chaos

At the U.N., President Trump urged world leaders to stand with the U.S. to block Iran’s actions in the Middle East and voiced optimism about North Korea.
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An American Jewish group helps survivors of Rwanda’s genocide

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, modeled on Israeli villages built for orphans after the Holocaust, is a community for survivors of the Rwandan genocide.
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Hostages as bargaining chips: An Iranian tradition

Iran holds around a dozen dual and foreign citizens in prison on fake "national security" and "espionage" charges. It's been that way since 1979.
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The special representative for North Korea’s first mission

As the U.S. special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun will lead negotiations and spearhead diplomatic efforts with U.S. allies and partners.
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Special Representative Jason Greenblatt writes of a path to peace in...

Among ordinary people and many leaders in the Mideast, "the desire for peace is real and powerful," Special Representative Jason Greenblatt writes.
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U.S., world leaders back British findings in nerve agent cases

Read what world leaders are saying about the two separate nerve agent attacks in England earlier this year and what investigators have discovered.