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Press Releases: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces the design/build construction award for a new U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe, to B.L. Harbert, International of Birmingham, Alabama. The new Embassy will be located on a 16.5-acre site in the Bluff Hill Township area, approximately 6.2 miles northwest of the city center. The […]

Press Releases: Senior Advisor Thorne Travel to Milan

Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, Ambassador David Thorne, will travel to Milan, Italy, July 9–10. Ambassador Thorne will visit the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo and meet with USA Pavilion sponsors and supporters. Ambassador Thorne joins a growing list of high-level U.S. government visitors to the Pavilion, including First Lady Michelle Obama, […]

Press Releases: U.S. Diplomacy Center Hosts Exhibition Honoring the Service of Arab Americans

The Department of State is pleased to host the Arab American National Museum’s exhibition Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country. The exhibition will be displayed in the Department’s Exhibit Hall from July 1 to September 4, 2015 and will be open to registered guests on Tuesday, July 21 and Tuesday, August […]

Press Releases: Designation of the San Antonio Missions, Texas as UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Department of State welcomes yesterday’s decision by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to inscribe the San Antonio Missions in Texas, a series of four missions making up a U.S. National Historical Park, plus the Alamo, as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  This prestigious designation is a global recognition of the site’s outstanding universal value.  The […]

Press Releases: Under Secretary Rick Stengel Travels to the United Arab Emirates

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Rick Stengel will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from July 6 through July 8, 2015 to attend the launch of the Sawab Center. The Sawab Center is an online engagement and messaging operation in support of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. The center, named […]



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Dempsey: Risk Will be Part of Any Strategy Against ISIL

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, July 7, 2015 – In the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, there are risks if exercising patience, or in taking action, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee, and it is his job to assess […]

Dempsey Describes ISIL Strategy, ‘Uncertain’ Global Security

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, July 7, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told lawmakers today that embedding joint tactical air controllers with Iraqi forces would not be the silver bullet in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. “The silver bullet is getting […]

Cyber Guard Exercise Points to Need for Persistent Training

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, July 7, 2015 – It’s an axiom in the military that “you train like you fight.” Another is “the battlefield is a bad place to meet an enemy for the first time.” U.S. Cyber Command is expanding these truisms to the cyber domain, and the Cyber Guard […]

Obama: Won’t Accept Budget That Shortchanges Readiness

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, July 7, 2015 – President Barack Obama assured service members yesterday that they “are going to get paid” despite disagreements over the fiscal year 2016 defense budget. Speaking at the Pentagon following a meeting with his national security team, Obama said it is important to take a […]

Face of Defense: ‘Map Geek’ Finds Way to New Geospatial Unit

By Army Master Sgt. Michel Sauret416th Theater Engineer Command DARIEN, Ill., July 7, 2015 – A self-proclaimed “map geek” is the first soldier to join the newest geospatial cell at an Illinois engineer command, and he wants to find more soldiers like him to join the team. Army Master Sgt. Steve Lotz began his career […]



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