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Press Releases: Senator Gary Hart To Play Diplomatic Role for State Department

I have asked Senator Gary Hart, one of our country's most respected and accomplished senior statesmen, creative and strategic thinkers, and my longtime friend who has been working with the State Department for close to two years, to also play a direct, on-the-ground diplomatic role. Whether it's through his 12 years in the Senate, or […]

Press Releases: Release of Jeffrey Fowle

We can confirm that Jeffrey Fowle has been allowed to depart the D.P.R.K. and is on his way home to re-join his family. We welcome the D.P.R.K.’s decision to release him. While this is a positive decision by the D.P.R.K., we remain focused on the continued detention of Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller and again […]

Press Releases: Terrorist Designations of Khan Said and Ramzi Mawafi

The Department of State has designated Khan Said and Ramzi Mawafi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of these designations include a prohibition against U.S. persons engaging in transactions with Said and Mawafi, and the freezing […]

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Earlier today, Vice President Biden spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. They continued their discussion of the political and security situation in Iraq, regional developments, progress of Iraqi Security Forces in their efforts to counter ISIL, and U.S. support for those efforts pursuant to our Strategic Framework Agreement.

Remarks by the President at a DNC Event– Chicago, IL

Private Residence Chicago, Illinois 4:44 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Well, I want to thank Barbara for not just today but for just being a friend for so many years — as is true for a lot of people in this room.  When I look around, I see folks who […]

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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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