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Press Releases: Joint Statement of the 2014 United States – Republic of Korea Foreign and Defense Ministers’ Meeting

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Korea on the occasion of the United States – Republic of Korea Foreign and Defense Ministers’ Meeting in Washington. Begin Text: Preamble U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel […]

Press Releases: Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se After Their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good morning. I want to start by welcoming my friend and my colleague, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, back to Washington, who is here along with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo. We had a very productive what we call 2+2 meeting this morning – it is the third such dialogue that we […]

Press Releases: Remarks With Sir Elton John Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: It’s my enormous pleasure to welcome Sir Elton John here to the State Department. We met a few years ago when we were talking and I was still in the Senate about the challenge of PEPFAR and creating the next AIDS-free – the AIDS-free generation. I want to thank Sir Elton for his […]

Readout of the President’s Calls with New York Officials

The President spoke by telephone Thursday night with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and, separately, with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio regarding the diagnosis of an Ebola case in New York City. The President noted the extensive preparations that New York City and, in particular, Bellevue Hospital Center, where the patient is being […]

NASA Seeks Ultra-lightweight Materials to Help Enable Journey to Mars

NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace vehicles and structures of the future. Proposals will demonstrate lower-mass alternatives to honeycomb or foam cores currently used in composite sandwich structures. Composite sandwich structures are a special type of material made by attaching two thin skins to a lightweight core. This type […]

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Unknown WWII Service Member Receives France’s Highest Award

By Claudette RouloAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – The sacrifice made nearly 70 years ago by the unknown U.S. service member from World War II “helped change the tide of human history and deepen the bonds between [France and the United States],” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a ceremony today at […]

Fox Discusses Posture, Threats in Asia-Pacific Region

By Amaani LyleAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine H. Fox warned today against assuming a permissive environment for U.S. naval air and sea assets, saying threats continue to grow from rival military powers as well as from the proliferation of more advanced anti-ship munitions around the […]

Intelligence Leaders Detail Global Threats to Senate Panel

By Cheryl PellerinAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Global threats most critical to U.S. national security include Syria’s civil war and its spillover, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and deep cuts to America’s defense budget, two top intelligence leaders told a Senate panel here this morning. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper […]

DOD Official: U.S. Will Not Allow Iran to Acquire Nuclear Weapon

By Nick SimeoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Amid ongoing skepticism among lawmakers about Iran’s nuclear intentions, a senior Defense Department official told Congress today the United States will not allow Tehran to build a nuclear weapon, and that if Iran decided to use nuclear talks as a cover for developing one, […]

DOD to Mandate Documentation for Lost, Stolen CAC Cards

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said here today. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and […]

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