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2015-02-25

    South Carolina Air National Guard Welcomes Colombian Visitors
South Carolina Air National Guard Welcomes Colombian Visitors

The South Carolina Air National Guard welcomes officers from the Colombian air force for a look at flight operations and maintenance in an Air National Gua...

2015-02-24

    Defeating Daesh Takes Diplomatic, Military Effort, Carter Says
Defeating Daesh Takes Diplomatic, Military Effort, Carter Says

Dealing a lasting defeat to Daesh will require “a combined diplomatic and military effort,” new U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says in Kuwait.

2015-02-23

    Australian, U.S. Defense Leaders Examine Security Challenges
Australian, U.S. Defense Leaders Examine Security Challenges

The U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his Australian counterpart meet in Sydney to examine security challenges and find ways to further streng...

2015-02-23

    U.S. Defense Chief: ‘Lasting Defeat’ Needed Against Daesh
U.S. Defense Chief: ‘Lasting Defeat’ Needed Against Daesh

New U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is holding talks in Kuwait with top U.S. commanders and diplomats on U.S. efforts to fight Daesh.

2015-02-20

    U.S. Olympian Helps Guinean Girls Jump Ahead
U.S. Olympian Helps Guinean Girls Jump Ahead

American Ron Freeman won gold and bronze medals in track at the 1968 Olympic Games. But he says his greater legacy is the youth fitness and mentoring progr...

2015-02-20

    USAID's Shah: Reflections on 5 Years of U.S. Development Aid
USAID's Shah: Reflections on 5 Years of U.S. Development Aid

Rajiv Shah reflects on U.S. development assistance during his time as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and shares five partin...

2015-02-19

    Kerry: Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism
Kerry: Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

Secretary Kerry outlines a plan for countering violent extremism in a commentary published in the February 18 edition of the Wall Street Journal.

2015-02-18

    Obama: Our Fight Against Violent Extremism
Obama: Our Fight Against Violent Extremism

"With this week's summit [on countering violent extremism], we'll show once more that — unlike terrorists who only offer misery and death — it is our free ...

2015-02-13

    Afghan Trends Positive, U.S. General Says
Afghan Trends Positive, U.S. General Says

The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan delivered an upbeat assessment of progress in the nation, while also acknowledging there is much that needs to ...

2015-02-12

    Massive Global Effort Created Anti-Ebola Success, Obama Says
Massive Global Effort Created Anti-Ebola Success, Obama Says

The American and partner-nation fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa has cut cases of the disease by 80 percent. But the battle won’t be over until...

2015-02-12

    A Road Map to Fighting Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade
A Road Map to Fighting Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade

The new Implementation Plan for the President’s National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking will be a road map to fighting poaching and illegal wi...

2015-02-12

    Report: Press Freedom Faltered in 2014
Report: Press Freedom Faltered in 2014

Press freedom declined around the world in 2014. A new report by Reporters without Borders shows two-thirds of the countries surveyed worsened in the last ...

2015-02-11

    Pentagon to Keep 100 People in West Africa to Help Fight Ebola
Pentagon to Keep 100 People in West Africa to Help Fight Ebola

Most U.S. Defense Department personnel who deployed to West Africa to fight Ebola already have returned home, but 100 will stay to maintain a continued pre...

2015-02-11

    Estonia-U.S. Agreement Strengthens Partnership, Defenses
Estonia-U.S. Agreement Strengthens Partnership, Defenses

The U.S. Department of Defense signs an agreement with Estonia for a partnership that will strengthen both countries’ reserve forces through annual exchang...

2015-02-09

    Treasury’s Lew, U.K.’s Osborne List Elements to G20 Growth Plan
Treasury’s Lew, U.K.’s Osborne List Elements to G20 Growth Plan

“Governments must use the full set of tools they have at their disposal to support their economies and realize the collective G-20 objective of strong, sus...

2015-02-06

    U.S. Navy School Hosts Chinese Officers for Exchange Visit
U.S. Navy School Hosts Chinese Officers for Exchange Visit

A U.S. Navy school in Newport, Rhode Island, hosts 29 officers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) for an exchange visit.

2015-02-06

    Amb. Russell: Join Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation
Amb. Russell: Join Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

The State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues launches its first social media campaign to raise awareness and break the silence around female geni...

2015-02-06

    Hagel: NATO Must Continue to Change in Face of New Threats
Hagel: NATO Must Continue to Change in Face of New Threats

The NATO alliance is transforming to address new threats, and it must continue to do so, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says at NATO headquarters in Br...

2015-02-06

    Exchange Programs Provide Firsthand Experience of Cultures
Exchange Programs Provide Firsthand Experience of Cultures

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan writes about the importance of getting firsthand experience of other cultures i...

2015-02-05

    U.S. Praises OSCE Monitors in Ukraine
U.S. Praises OSCE Monitors in Ukraine

Ambassador Daniel Baer welcomed efforts led by Turkish Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, chief monitor of the special monitoring mission in Ukraine for the Organ...

2015-02-04

    Fighting Wildlife Trafficking in an Indonesian Hotspot
Fighting Wildlife Trafficking in an Indonesian Hotspot

“From orangutans and cassowaries to Komodo dragons and cockatoos, Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most iconic species — many of which are illegall...

2015-02-04

    Five Stories You Need to Hear About FGM/C, Amb. Russell Says
Five Stories You Need to Hear About FGM/C, Amb. Russell Says

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Cathy Russel shares five powerful stories about female genital mutilation and calls for an end to this p...

2015-02-04

    International Community United Against ISIL, Admiral Says
International Community United Against ISIL, Admiral Says

The battle against ISIL is not a U.S. war, it is a large international effort to defeat a crazed and barbaric ideology, the Pentagon press secretary says.

2015-02-02

    Kerry: From a Swift Boat to a Sustainable Mekong
Kerry: From a Swift Boat to a Sustainable Mekong

Unsustainable growth and development along the full reach of the Mekong River are endangering its long-term health and the region’s prosperity, Secretary o...

2015-01-30

    The Future of Agriculture in Mozambique: Entrepreneurs
The Future of Agriculture in Mozambique: Entrepreneurs

“Farmers in Mozambique, like those in other developing countries I have visited, consistently said they want one thing most of all — to move beyond subsist...