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Press Releases: Equatorial Guinea: Concerns Regarding Arrests and Continuing Detentions

The United States is deeply concerned by reports of the arrests and indefinite detentions of Equatoguinean citizens protesting the expenditures incurred by the Government of Equatorial Guinea to host the ongoing Cup of African Nations (CAN) football tournament. Celestino Okenve, a member of the opposition party Popular Union, and Antonio Nguema were both detained on […]

Remarks by the President at Farewell Tribute in Honor of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fort Myer, Virginia 4:37 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Michelle and I, as some of you know, just spent the past few days in India.  I returned about 3 o’clock this morning.  So I don't know exactly what time it is.  (Laughter.)  Or what day it is.  But I […]

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece

The President spoke with Prime Minister Tsipras today to congratulate him on his recent election victory. The President noted that the United States, as a longstanding friend and ally, looks forward to working closely with the new Greek government to help Greece return to a path of long-term prosperity.  The two leaders also reviewed close cooperation […]

Press Releases: Hezbollah’s Attack on Israeli Defense Forces

The United States strongly condemns Hezbollah’s attack today from Lebanon on Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in blatant violation of the cease fire between Lebanon and Israel and UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which called for the immediate cessation by Hezbollah of all attacks. We support Israel’s legitimate right to self-defense and continue to urge all […]

Press Releases: Under Secretary Gottemoeller Travels to the Republic of Korea, China, the United Kingdom and Germany

Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, will travel to Seoul, Beijing, London, Munich, and Berlin from January 30 to February 9. Under Secretary Gottemoeller will conduct bilateral and multilateral meetings on arms control and nonproliferation issues and participate in two international security conferences. On January 30, Under Secretary Gottemoeller […]

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Hagel ‘Quintessentially American,’ Obama Says at Farewell Tribute

By Claudette RouloDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – President Barack Obama hosted an armed forces farewell tribute to retiring Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. “Today is a celebration of a quintessentially American life; a man from the heartland who devoted his life to America,” Obama […]

Sequestration Casts Shadow on Shrinking, Aging Air Force Fleet

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – Today’s Air Force is not only smaller, but its diminutive fleet is older than it has ever been, the service’s chief of staff said today in remarks at the Senate Armed Services Committee. Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III reported to Congress […]

Kendall: Sequestration Will Harm U.S. Military Superiority

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – The severe, multiyear budget cuts of sequestration will have a negative impact on the Defense Department and U.S. military technological superiority, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall told a congressional panel today. Kendall testified before the House Armed […]

Air Force Identifies Platform for Next Air Force One

Air Force News Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with the Frank Kendall, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has determined the Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One, Air Force officials announced today. […]

Greenert Explains Value of Presence, Danger of Cuts

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – Presence remains the mandate of the Navy and the service must operate forward “when and where it matters,” the chief naval officer testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee here today. However, sequestration in 2013 not only whittled the Navy’s contingency response force […]

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