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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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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC News has learned.Some of the officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with the South American country's national police force. English
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The already heated fight between El Salvador's gangs and security forces began to resemble a low-intensity conflict in 2016, as the MS13 and Barrio 18 increasingly aligned against a government bent on destroying them in a battle that seemed to have everything you would expect in war except an ideology. English
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Four thousand US soldiers have arrived in Germany as part of permanent troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon said are meant to send a clear message to one country in particular: Russia.English
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Germany
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
A recent opinion poll in Mexico reveals an embarrassing lack of public trust in security forces, exemplifying yet again how institutional failures risk boosting support for problematic responses to insecurity such as the militarization of citizen safety initiatives and the formation of self-defense movements.English
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The case of a group of bank robbers in the Dominican Republic headed by a former member of the military raises concerns about corruption and criminalization within the country's security forces. The criminal structure was led by former army Lieutenant John Percival Matos, who exploited his military training to plan attacks against three banks between August and December 2016, stealing more than $200,000 dollars, according to authorities.English
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The Colombian government and the nation’s main rebel group said on Saturday that they had reached a “new final accord” to end their longstanding conflict, potentially reviving a deal that was rejected last month in a referendum.English
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Monday, November 14, 2016
France and Germany looked set to win support on Monday for a European defense plan that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has made more urgent by criticizing low defense spending by allies and questioning America's security guarantees for Europe.English
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has conspired with economic desperation to drive an unrelenting exodus of migrants seeking safety in other countries, mainly the United States. Despite American-backed efforts to tighten regional borders and address the root causes of the exodus, the migration numbers have soared in the past year.English
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Ukraine's police chief, who was driving reforms through the country's notoriously corrupt police force, has resigned after a year in the job, complaining of government pressure.English
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Ukraine
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Guatemalan activist Helen Mack discusses the potential reorganization of criminal networks within the government, comments on the role of the private sector and the public to combat corruption, and explains the active role of the US Embassy.English
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Guatemala
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Afghanistan's parliament has voted to sack the foreign minister and two other Cabinet members. The dismissals come as Afghanistan is mired in an economic crisis and widening Taliban insurgency.English
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Allegations of extrajudicial killings by Iraqi government forces surfaced recently, nearly a month after the offensive to recapture this northern city began.English
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Iraq
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Afghanistan's new anti-corruption court heard its first cases on Saturday, a small step forward in President Ashraf Ghani's efforts to combat graft at the highest levels of government.English
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Afghanistan
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Monday, November 14, 2016
That practice has fueled resentment among the local Arab population and risks breathing new life into the insurgency just as a U.S.-backed government offensive pushes into Mosul, the Sunni extremist group’s last major stronghold in Iraq.English
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Iraq
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Pakistan's military says Indian troops fired on its soldiers in Kashmir on Monday, killing seven of them and prompting return fire, as officials warned that the tense standoff between the nuclear-armed rivals could escalate.English
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The Saudi-led coalition is hitting civilian targets, like factories, bridges and power stations, that critics say have no clear link to the rebels. In the rubble, the remains of American munitions have been found.English
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Yemen
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Monday, November 14, 2016
A number of Nigerian Shia Muslims on a religious procession have been shot during clashes with police in the northern city of Kano, reports say. The group behind the procession, the Iran-backed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has a history of tension with the security forces. English
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Nigeria
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Last year, the UN deployed more than 100,000 uniformed peacekeepers to African countries, twice as many as the decade before. The U.S. pays for more than a quarter of this mission's $7.87 billion budget, and recently the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa said he would continue growing partnerships and exercises across the vast continent. English
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Africa Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
President-elect Donald J. Trump said Friday that he was likely to abandon the American effort to support “moderate” opposition groups in Syria who are battling the government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying “we have no idea who these people are.”English
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Syria
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The U.N. adviser on genocide said Friday that South Sudan, embroiled in civil war since 2013, was at a "strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide."English
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