Previewing the Secretary’s Upcoming Trip to London, UK and other Countries

 In London, Secretary Pompeo is very honored to be delivering this year’s Margaret Thatcher Lecture at the Center for Policy Studies. In his remarks, the Secretary is going to discuss the Special Relationship that binds the United States and the United Kingdom in a relationship that has indelibly contributed to the prosperity, security, and freedom ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the U.S. Army War College

The world has changed. The geopolitical circumstances have certainly changed. New weapons, new technology, the methods of warfare are different. But what has – fundamentally has not changed and will not change is the massive need for leadership, both military and civilian, both here at home and abroad. Leaders’ defining qualities haven’t changed much either. ...
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Department of State Submits 2019 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

The U.S. Department of State submitted the 2019 edition of the annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) to Congress today. This two-volume, Congressionally-mandated report assesses foreign governments’ efforts to reduce illicit drug production, trafficking and use, as well as their work to counter drug trafficking-related money laundering. 
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State Department’s Foreign Policy Strategy and FY 2020 Budget Request

Thanks for the opportunity to discuss the administration’s FY 2020 budget.  It’s designed around the National Security Strategy to achieve our foreign policy goals. The request for $40 billion for State Department and USAID puts us in position to do just that. Testimony Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Opening Statement Before the House Committee on ...
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Crimea is Ukraine

In the Crimea Declaration of July 25, 2018, the United States reaffirmed its refusal to recognize the Kremlin’s claims of sovereignty over Crimea. The United States also condemns Russia’s illegal actions in Crimea and its continued aggression against Ukraine. Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 27, 2019 Five years ago, ...
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A Look at the U.S. Strategy for Iran

Iran’s malign behavior in the region is a direct and significant threat to the United States’ economic and strategic interests and to the American people, and risks triggering a wider conflict The White House National Security Council February 13, 2019 The core objective of President Trump’s Iran Strategy is the systemic change in the Islamic ...
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U.S. aid will help feed Venezuelans

To address this ongoing crisis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced $20 million in aid in initial humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans, on top of the $140 million in humanitarian and development aid for surrounding countries to support the more than 3.6 million Venezuelans who have fled Maduro’s tyranny.
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Busting myths about the INF Treaty

The United States on February 2 suspended its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because of Russia’s material breach of the treaty and its refusal to dismantle its intermediate-range, ground-launched cruise missile. U.S. officials say that Russia has responded with a barrage of lies and obfuscations but has made no move to come back ...
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Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

The White House Office of the Press Secretary February 2, 2019 BACKGROUND BRIEFING BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ON THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES (INF) TREATY   Via Teleconference 9:15 A.M. EST SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Good morning.  Thank you for adjusting to our slight delay this morning.  It was a typical Washington reaction to snow. By now, ...
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Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

The United States has fully adhered to the INF Treaty for more than 30 years, but we will not remain constrained by its terms while Russia misrepresents its actions.  We cannot be the only country in the world unilaterally bound by this treaty, or any other.  We will move forward with developing our own military ...
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President Donald J. Trump to Withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Russia has not, unfortunately, honored the agreement, so we’re going to terminate the agreement. We’re going to pull out The White House February 01, 2019 RESTORING ACCOUNTABILITY TO ARMS CONTROL: President Donald J. Trump is taking decisive action to hold Russia accountable for its violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Violations must have ...
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Readout of Vice President Pence’s Meeting with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt of the United Kingdom

The White House Statements & Releases January 24, 2019 Vice President Mike Pence met today with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt of the United Kingdom.  The Foreign Secretary updated the Vice President on the status of preparations for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union and both reaffirmed a mutual desire for a U.S.-UK bilateral ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Today’s topics:  Mine clearance / Kerry-Mogherini meet / Wisconsin / The Malaria Hunter / DoD Airstrikes on al-Qaida / Obama and NATO’s Stoltenberg / General Austin on Centcomm U.S. States – Wisconsin Wisconsin: Architecture, air shows and folk art Wisconsin, a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region, has a diverse landscape of forests, farms and lakefront beaches. Outdoor recreation is popular ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Friday,01 April 2016

The 2016 Summit (31 March – 01 April ) brings together more than 50 countries and international organizations to continue discussions on the evolving threat and highlight steps that can be taken together to deter, detect, and disrupt attempts at nuclear terrorism.   2016 Nuclear Security Summit The 2016 Summit website is at NSS2016.org 31 March ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 31 March 2016

Nuclear Security Summit 30 March  2016 White House Press Call Previewing the Nuclear Security Summit   “In this summit schedule, which I will address in a little bit, we deal, in addition to nuclear security and nuclear energy, with our ongoing efforts to promotes nonproliferation, specifically a number of meetings that will focus on our efforts to promote denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Two recent independent reports paint a bleak picture of Internet freedom in Russia.   Freedom House, which monitors Internet freedom in 65 countries, for the first time ranked Russia as “not free,” the lowest of three possible rankings.   Russia’s Internet Freedom 29 March 2016 Russia’s internet freedom is shrinking    Two recent independent reports paint a bleak picture of Internet freedom in ...
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