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Press Releases: Marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

I’ll never forget hearing the news of the tsunami that struck in the Indian Ocean 10 years ago. The images were gut-wrenching: entire towns razed from Indonesia to Somalia; raging waters sweeping away people’s homes; hundreds of thousands killed and many more separated from their families. Today of all days, we pause to remember those […]

President Obama Signs New York Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New York and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding during the period of November 17-26, 2014. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local […]

Press Releases: The Emperor of Japan’s Birthday

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to send warm wishes to His Imperial Majesty on his 81st birthday this December 23 and congratulate Japan on this national day of celebration. As I have mentioned in my many meetings with Foreign Minister Kishida, and as President Obama […]

NASA Commercial Crew Partners Complete 23 Milestones in 2014, Look Ahead to 2015

[image-50]NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and the agency’s industry partners completed 23 agreement and contract milestones in 2014 and participated in thousands of hours of technical review sessions. The sessions focused on creating a new generation of safe, reliable and cost-effective crew space transportation systems to low-Earth orbit destinations. “To say we’ve been busy would truly […]

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Tunisia

President Obama congratulates President-elect Beji Caid Essebsi on his victory and the people of Tunisia on the successful conclusion of the first presidential election under the new constitution, a vital step toward the completion of Tunisia’s momentous transition to democracy.  The United States looks forward to working closely with President-elect Caid Essebsi and the new […]



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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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