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Press Releases: Russia’s “Undesirables” Law

We are deeply troubled by a new law in Russia that allows the government to ban the activities of “undesirable foreign or international organizations” in Russia and criminalizes any “cooperation” with groups with that designation. We are concerned this new power will further restricts the work of civil society in Russia and is a further […]

Statement by the President on the Beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero

I join people in El Salvador and around the world today in welcoming the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. I was deeply moved when I had a chance to pay my respects to Monsignor Romero at his tomb on my visit to El Salvador in 2011.  Archbishop Romero was an inspiration for people in El […]

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2496

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the President signed into law: H.R. 2496, the “Construction Authorization and Choice Improvements Act,” which extends authorization of a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility project in Denver, Colorado, and makes certain changes to the Veterans Choice Act.

Press Releases: Violence and Human Rights Violations in Mali

The United States condemns the ongoing violence in northern Mali, including reports of summary executions of civilians in Tin Hama, and other human rights abuses and violations. We call on all parties to respect human rights and international humanitarian law, recommit to applicable cease-fire agreements and begin implementation of the May 15 Agreement for Peace […]

Press Releases: Beatification of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero

I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of El Salvador as you celebrate the beatification of Monsignor Oscar Romero. He was, at a time of deep division and sorrow in your land, an inspirational spiritual leader, a courageous defender of human rights, a protector of the vulnerable, and a brave champion of social justice. […]

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Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 24, 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, […]

Carter: Iraqi Forces Failed to Fight for Ramadi

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, May 24, 2015 – Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists took control of Ramadi last week when Iraqi forces failed to fight for the city and instead withdrew, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview broadcast on CNN’s “State of the Union” program […]

Chairman Welcomes Tragedy Survivors to Annual Summit

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, May 23, 2015 – Speaking to families of fallen service members at the 21st annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors summit yesterday, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he loves that the members were there, but doesn’t like how they got there. Army […]

Carter Welcomes Survivors of Fallen to Pentagon

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, May 23, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his wife, Stephanie, welcomed members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors to the Pentagon last night, telling them the sacrifices they’ve made for the nation will never be forgotten. Senior military and Defense Department civilian leaders […]

Dempsey Emphasizes Trust in West Point Commencement Address

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity WEST POINT, N.Y., May 23, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015’s U.S. Military Academy commencement here today. Military tradition is that newly commissioned officers give a dollar to the noncommissioned officers who […]

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