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Carter, U.K. Counterpart Discuss the Way Ahead in 21st Century

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity   Today’s discussions of defense matters and ways to deepen the U.S. and U.K. partnership come at a critical time for British defense planning, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in London during a joint press conference with his U.K. counterpart. On the secretary’s final day of ...
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Afghanistan at ‘Critical Juncture’, Campbell Says

08 October 2015 By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, October 8, 2015 — Afghanistan is at a critical juncture, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told a House panel here today. Afghan forces need to be strengthened in order to meet the myriad challenges they face, ...
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Africa: Decisive Moment for Democracy

Africa: Decisive Moment for Democracy 06 October 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry Last May, I shared in an extraordinary moment. I had the privilege, together with many leaders from across Africa, of bearing witness to the first peaceful, democratic transition of power between two parties in Nigeria. I traveled to Lagos earlier this year ...
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Special US Envoy in Iraq for Talks on Islamic State

06 October 2015 VOA News (This article originally appeared on the Voice of America website) The special U.S. envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Islamic State) is in the Iraqi capital for talks on the coalition’s support of Iraqi-led efforts to degrade and defeat the terrorist group. Retired Marine General John Allen arrived in Baghdad on ...
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United States Announcements at Our Ocean 2015

October 5, 2015 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC At Chile’s 2015 Our Ocean conference, the United States committed to a series of concrete actions to protect precious ocean areas and marine resources, continuing last year’s momentum. •    The United States is moving to protect waters of historic and national importance by initiating the creation of ...
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