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A technician uncovers a potential buried improvised explosive device (IED) in Ramadi, Iraq. [Photo Courtesy of Janus Global Operations]

Demining in War Zones Creates Paths to Peace

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A key component of the United States’ ongoing stabilization efforts in areas of Iraq liberated from the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) involves the safe disposal of… more

President Trump Arrives in Israel

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On Monday, May 22, President Trump arrived in Israel and was welcomed by President Rivlin of Israel. Shortly after arriving, President Trump and President Rivlin delivered remarks. President Rivlin proclaimed… more

A Look Back at the U.S.-Saudi Friendship

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Saudi Arabia is President Donald J. Trump’s first stop on his first international trip as the leader of the United States, a fact that highlights the importance he attributes to the U.S.-Saudi relationship. more
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave to a crowd from Air Force One.

President Trump’s Trip Abroad

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President Donald J. Trump is traveling overseas on Friday, May 19. The President will seek to reaffirm America's global leadership, continue building key relationships with world leaders, and deliver a message… more

An Update on the Situation in Syria

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On May 15 U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert was joined by Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones at the U.S. Department of State to present an update on… more

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