International Security

Iraqi-American partnership halting and reversing Daesh gains

The Iraqi-U.S. partnership is reversing Daesh's gains. As Vice President Biden said, “ISIL has been defeated at Mosul Dam, Mount Sinjar, and now Tikrit.”

Humanitarian workers targets of terrorism in Syria and Yemen

Terrorists including Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) continue to attack humanitarian relief workers. The U.S. condemns the recent murders in Syria and Yemen.

Global coalition airstrikes take toll on Daesh military capabilities

Daily airstrikes by the global anti-Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) coalition, through Operation Inherent Resolve, continue to wither the terror group’s arsenal in Iraq and Syria.

U.S. military training to bolster Ukraine’s defense

In late April the U.S. military will train members of Ukraine’s National Guard as part of a long-term strategy to build the country’s defense capabilities.

A critical deal with Iran, but more work to be done

The United States, Iran, and our negotiating partners from the UN Security Council and European Union agreed on the parameters of a plan that, if finalized and implemented, will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

U.S. leaders comment on Iran nuclear talks

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program reflects extensive progress made in talks between the P5+1 countries and Iran.

The war ended. The casualties didn’t.

Every year, thousands of people, many of them children, lose their limbs or their lives to buried land mines from past conflicts.

U.S. increases aid to Syrians: ‘The greatest humanitarian crisis in a...

otal U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the Syrian conflict in March 2011 exceeds $3 billion. The United States remains the single largest donor of humanitarian aid to those affected by Syria crisis.

“An historic opportunity to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons in...

After marathon negotiations, the United States and its international partners reached a historic framework to limit Iran’s nuclear program and keep it peaceful.