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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 […]

Press Releases: Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

President Obama announced on July 1, 2015, the historic decision to re-establish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States of America, effective July 20. The U.S. Department of State also notified Congress of its intent to convert the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba to U.S. Embassy Havana, effective on the same date. These […]

Press Releases: On the Appointment of Thomas Perriello as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Perriello as the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. I have high confidence in Tom and am grateful for his recent service as Special Representative for the Department’s successful Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. Tom is a person of deep convictions who is […]

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Obama Discusses Anti-ISIL Strategy With National Security Team at Pentagon

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 – President Barack Obama discussed the strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with civilian and military leaders of his national security team at the Pentagon today. The president spoke to the press following the meeting. He […]

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release SOUTHWEST ASIA, July 6, 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, Le Drian: U.S.-France Defense Cooperation Never Stronger

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met at the Pentagon today to discuss shared concerns, ongoing operations and opportunities to strengthen defense cooperation. Joined by Le Drian at a news conference after their meeting, Carter said the Islamic […]

Installations Receive Commander in Chief’s Award for Excellence

DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter today announced the 2015 recipients of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence: The winning installations are: – Army: U.S. Army Garrison Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; – Marine Corps: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; […]

Improvement Plans in the Works for Special Forces Underwater Operations School

By Amaani LyleDoD News, Defense Media Activity NAVAL AIR STATION KEY WEST, Fla., July 6, 2015 – As humanitarian, training and operational missions continue in the Asia-Pacific region, the combat diving community’s most rigorous school will soon implement its area development plan in support of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s “force of the future” strategy. The […]

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