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Press Releases: Eastern Partnership Summit

As European leaders conclude the fourth EU Eastern Partnership summit today in Riga, Latvia, the United States expresses its strong support for EU efforts to foster closer cooperation and partnership with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. We are committed to supporting further initiatives that promote democracy and good governance, strengthen energy security, fight […]

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Crocker’s Travel to Rome and Vatican City

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker will travel to Rome and Vatican City, May 24–26, to attend the World Food Program’s (WFP) Executive Board meeting and for consultations with counterparts and Rome-based international organizations. On May 25, Assistant Secretary Crocker will deliver the U.S. statement at the opening session of the […]

Commencement Address by the Vice President at the United States Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland 10:20 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  I don't want to give the wrong speech here.  (Laughter.)  You already heard one, you don't need two.  Folks, it’s an honor to be here.  Governor McAuliffe, special congratulations to you, old buddy.  Your son Jack, top 10 percent, head of an honors […]

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 606, H.R. 651, H.R. 1075, H.R. 1191, S. 1124

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the President signed into law: H.R. 606, the “Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act,”which excludes from gross income for Federal income tax purposes certain compensation from Federal or State programs received when a public safety officer has died or become permanently and totally disabled as a result of […]

Statement by the Vice President in Support of the Solidarity Sabbath Initiative

My friend and mentor, Congressman Tom Lantos, often said that “the veneer of civilization is paper-thin. We are its guardians, and we can never rest.” Recent attacks targeting Jews in Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen – and even here at home – make clear that the danger of anti-Semitism is very much still with us. In too […]

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Vice President Salutes Naval Academy’s Graduating Class

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – As he addressed the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduating class today in Annapolis, Maryland, Vice President Joe Biden expressed pride in the midshipmen as they prepare to join a 170-year legacy of excellence. Before delivering his remarks, the […]

Carter, Kendall Honor DoD Acquisitions Excellence

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his top acquisition chief presided over an awards ceremony focused on recognizing the acquisitions excellence of four DoD programs here yesterday. Carter was joined by Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, […]

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 22, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, […]

Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For

DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that the remains of a U.S. soldier missing from the Korean War have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to a DoD news release. Army Cpl. […]

NATO Alliance Stands Firm, Adapts to Challenges

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – The NATO alliance is standing firm and adapting to the challenges on its eastern and southern flanks, military officials said during a press conference following the alliance’s Military Committee meeting here. The chiefs of defense from all 28 alliance member nations met to […]

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