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Foreign Affairs

Obama Describes Core US Interests in the Middle East

By Jim Garamone   In a speech at the United Nations today, President Barack Obama described key United States’ interests in North Africa and the Middle East and made clear America is prepared to use force to back them up. “The United States of America is prepared to use all elements of our power, including […]


60th Anniversary of the Korean War

Photo By: Military Photographer   Hagel, Winnefeld Honor Korean War Vets, Those Still Serving in the Republic By Jim Garamone Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Navy Adm. James Winnefeld remembered the Korean War as the first time the world united under the banner of the United Nations to stand up to aggression and support the rule […]


Carter Praises Progress on Afghan Transition

  By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with senior U.S. and Afghan officials here today to praise them for their efforts on the transition to Afghan-led security, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of […]


Prince Harry Places Wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

  By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service   Britain’s Prince Harry received a 21-gun salute this morning when his motorcade arrived at Arlington National Cemetery, where he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Britain’s Prince Harry, left, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Tanner Welch, Sergeant of the Guard, Tomb of […]


Hagel Marks, Praises 60 Years of U.S.-South Korea Alliance

Compliments of: By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service   The 60-year alliance between the United States and South Korea started as a military treaty to defend the south from the communist north, but it has grown to become an unbreakable bond between two countries that share friendship and values, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said […]


Obama Says U.S. Working Toward Post-Assad Syria

Compliments of: By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service President Barack Obama said today the United States has both a moral obligation and a national security interest in “ending the slaughter in Syria,” but cannot act or build consensus based on perceptions. During a joint White House press conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, […]


Chairman Urges More Japan, South Korea Defense Cooperation

By Karen Parrish                                                                                                         […]


Hagel Places Jordan Among Most Important Middle East Partners

Compliments of: By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met here today with Jordan’s Lt. Gen. Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and Gen. Mashal al-Zaben, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian armed forces, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, […]


Commander: Coalition to Posture Afghan Air Force to Succeed

Compliments of: By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service   Air power has provided a critical advantage throughout the Afghanistan campaign, and it will do the same for Afghan national security forces building their own air capability, the senior U.S. and NATO airman in Afghanistan told Pentagon reporters today. “We know that air is a […]


Presidential Delegation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Attend the Funeral of Baroness Margaret Thatcher

President Barack Obama is sending the following people to serve as the Presidential Delegation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to attend the Funeral of Baroness Margaret Thatcher.    Leading the Presidential Deligation will be The Honorable George Shultz, former Secretary of State, and The Honorable James A. Baker, III, former […]


7 Hostages, 11 Kidnappers Reportedly Killed in Algeria

Compliments of: The Washington Post Algerian forces launched a final assault on Saturday against Islamist militants holding foreign hostages at a desert energy complex, resulting in the deaths of 11 kidnappers and their 7 captives, according to Algerian and French news reports. Reports of the raid –- which unfolded despite calls for restraint from foreign […]

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