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Press Releases: Remarks on Secretary Kerry’s Trip to Jakarta, Indonesia

MODERATOR: Okay. So for the purposes of the transcript, this is a background briefing to preview the Secretary’s trip to Jakarta, Indonesia, and to run through the bilats he’ll have while he’s there. With that, want to give a quick overview? SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: Yeah, all right. Well, thanks very much. The Secretary […]

Readout of the President’s Call with Turkish President Erdogan

The President called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last night to discuss Syria, particularly the situation in Kobani, and steps that could be taken to counter ISIL advances.  The President expressed appreciation for Turkey hosting over a million refugees, including thousands from Kobani.  The two leaders pledged to continue to work closely together to strengthen […]

Press Releases: Remarks on Secretary Kerry’s Meeting With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi

MODERATOR: Hi, everyone. Thank you for joining us. This call is on background for attribution to a senior State Department official. We will be reading out – [Senior State Department Official], for the purposes – for those of you who need to know the source, will be reading out the Secretary’s meetings over the course […]

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

Vice President Biden spoke this morning with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.  The Vice President congratulated Prime Minister Abadi on the selection and approval of seven new cabinet ministers, including new Ministers of Defense, Finance, and Interior.  For the first time since 2010, Iraq now has a full slate of national security ministers approved by […]

Press Releases: Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Begin text: The governments of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States strongly condemn the ongoing violence in Libya and call for an immediate cessation of hostilities. We condemn the crimes of Ansar al-Sharia entities, and the ongoing violence in communities across Libya, including Tripoli and its environs. Libya’s hard fought freedom […]



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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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