Counterterrorism

Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s counterterrorism police are investigating after three padded mailing bags containing small explosive devices were found near major transport hubs in London. Police said smaller bags inside the mailers enclosed the devices that “appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.” Officials say the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command “is … Continue reading Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Participation in U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Dialogue With Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Syromolotov

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan participated today in a U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Dialogue in Vienna, Austria. The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for counterterrorism, Oleg Vladimirovich Syromolotov, attended on behalf of his government. Despite our continued concerns with Russia’s destabilizing activity, the … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Participation in U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Dialogue With Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Syromolotov

United States | U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue

United States – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Ambassador Alice Wells will travel to Astana, Kazakhstan December 8-12 for the U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue. Ambassador Wells will lead the U.S. delegation, which will include representatives from the National Security Council, USAID, and the State Department’s Bureau … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue

United States | Ambassador Nathan A. Sales To Travel to Brussels, Belgium

United States – Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will be in Brussels, Belgium October 26. He will brief NATO permanent representatives on the Administration’s recently released National Strategy for Counterterrorism, and discuss NATO’s critically important role in global counterterrorism efforts. SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV on October 26 2018.

WASHINGTON | What we know about the explosive devices targeting Democrats

WASHINGTON— The packages arrived in familiar manila envelopes affixed with lots of stamps, some bearing the American flag. But what was inside was alarming: crude pipe bombs wrapped in black tape, with wires sprouting from each end. None of the explosives detonated, and no one was hurt. But authorities quickly launched a wide-ranging investigation into … Continue reading WASHINGTON | What we know about the explosive devices targeting Democrats

United States | President Trump’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism

United States – Today’s terrorist threats are more complex, fluid, and fast-moving than ever. Terrorist groups and networks such as al-Qa`ida, ISIS, and Iranian-supported terrorists continue to target us, our allies, and partners. We must combat these threats through a comprehensive and coordinated approach. Earlier today, President Trump announced a new National Strategy for Counterterrorism … Continue reading United States | President Trump’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism

United States | Ninth Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF)

United States | The Ninth Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), co-chaired by the Netherlands and Morocco, took place today in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan represented the United States, and introduced two new U.S. co-led initiatives on terrorist travel … Continue reading United States | Ninth Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF)

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Yemeni President Hadi

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: On September 24, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The Deputy Secretary and the President discussed the political process and the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen. … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Yemeni President Hadi

United States | Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan A. Sales on the Release of the Country Reports on Terrorism 2017

United States – MR PALLADINO: Thank you. Hello, everyone. This is Robert Palladino. Thank you so much for joining us for today’s call. Today’s call is on the record. And I also want to note that both the call and the report are embargoed until the end of the call. Today the State Department is … Continue reading United States | Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan A. Sales on the Release of the Country Reports on Terrorism 2017

United States | Ambassador Sales Signs MOU To Strengthen Counterterrorism Cooperation With Indonesia

United States – Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, and Commissioner General Suhardi Alius, Chief of the Indonesian National Counterterrorism Agency, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on Strengthening Counterterrorism Cooperation. The MOU was signed on … Continue reading United States | Ambassador Sales Signs MOU To Strengthen Counterterrorism Cooperation With Indonesia

United States | Ambassador Nathan A. Sales Travels to Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia

United States – Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will be in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia September 10-14. Ambassador Sales will engage in bilateral discussions with his counterparts on counterterrorism cooperation, countering violent extremism, foreign terrorist fighters, and aviation security. —– SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV on September 10, 2018.

CINCINNATI | Kavanaugh’s support for surveilling Americans raises concern

CINCINNATI — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. It’s a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh about during his confirmation hearings scheduled to begin next Tuesday. Beyond his writings as an appeals … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Kavanaugh’s support for surveilling Americans raises concern

U.S. Department of State News: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales To Travel to Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will be in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco August 26-30.  He will engage in bilateral discussions with his counterparts on counterterrorism cooperation, countering violent extremism, foreign terrorist fighters, and information sharing. _______ SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania | 30 African leaders in Mauritania to counter extremism

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania  — Thirty African leaders began a closed-door meeting Sunday to discuss ways to fight extremism and corruption at the 31st African Union summit being held in Mauritania’s capital. Africa urgently needs a comprehensive approach to deal with extremist attacks that takes into account the cultural and economic aspects that are the root causes … Continue reading NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania | 30 African leaders in Mauritania to counter extremism

Japan’s foreign minister assures Pakistan of cooperation

ISLAMABAD/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—Japan’s foreign minister has assured Pakistan of his country’s cooperation with Islamabad on the subject of security and counter-terrorism efforts. During a two-day visit, Taro Kono met with Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa at the military’s headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. A military statement on Thursday says Kono was … Continue reading Japan’s foreign minister assures Pakistan of cooperation

Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen on The United Nations Security Council Resolution on Counterterrorism

Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released today about the United Nations Security Council Resolution on Counterterrorism WASHINGTON, DC/December 21, 2017 (STL.News) – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on the United Nations Security Council Resolution on Counterterrorism: “I commend the United Nations Security Council for … Continue reading Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen on The United Nations Security Council Resolution on Counterterrorism

APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON/June 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump’s young presidency. … Continue reading APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan