Russia Struggling In Ukraine, Asking Citizens To Fight

By Tiffany Williams - The State Department is saying "President Putin’s call to partially mobilize Russian citizens, directing them to fight in Ukraine, reflects the Kremlin’s struggles on the battlefield, the unpopularity of the war, and Russians’ unwillingness to fight in it." President Putin the State Department says "Is not operating from a position of strength; … Continue reading Russia Struggling In Ukraine, Asking Citizens To Fight

2 Americans Captured By Russia While Fighting For Ukraine Are Free Wednesday

By Tiffany Williams - The State Department on Wednesday confirmed a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia, which includes two U.S. citizens captured while serving in Ukraine’s military. The State Department says "The United States is appreciative of Ukraine including all prisoners of war, regardless of nationality, in its negotiations, and we look forward to … Continue reading 2 Americans Captured By Russia While Fighting For Ukraine Are Free Wednesday

Change Of Command For Special Operations Command And DOD Making Changes To Combat Casualty Care

By Leah Collins, Tuesday, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III; Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke, the outgoing commander; and Army Gen. Brian Fenton, the incoming commander attended a change of command ceremony for Special Operations … Continue reading Change Of Command For Special Operations Command And DOD Making Changes To Combat Casualty Care

Department Of Defense Meeting With LGBTQ+ Organizations

By Tiffany Williams  - Tuesday, Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks met with LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations to hear about the key issues affecting LGBTQ+ service members.  Deputy Secretary of Defense Hicks during the meeting provided an update on department efforts to ensure all individuals who wish to serve in the military and can meet … Continue reading Department Of Defense Meeting With LGBTQ+ Organizations

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken Had Talks Over The Weekend With Foreign Leaders

By Tiffany Williams - Saturday, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Omani Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi. During their conversation the Secretary expressed his gratitude for Oman’s support securing the recent furlough of Morad Tabhaz, a U.S. citizen unjustly detained in Iran, and for Oman’s extensive coordination on issues related to Iran and … Continue reading Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken Had Talks Over The Weekend With Foreign Leaders

President Joe Biden Signs New Law Protecting Supreme Court Justices

By Erica Percy - A day after Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California was indicted by a federal grand jury attempting to murder a Justice of the United States, President Joe Biden signed a bill giving around-the-clock security protection to the families of Supreme Court justices. Prosecutors say Roske, who was carrying a … Continue reading President Joe Biden Signs New Law Protecting Supreme Court Justices

State Department Issues Statement On Attack In Israel

By Alem Senay - Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, on Thursday night issued a statement condemning the terrorist attack in Elad, Israel, which killed at least three and wounded many others.  In his statement Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said "This was a horrific attack targeting innocent men and women, and was particularly … Continue reading State Department Issues Statement On Attack In Israel

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken Talks With Chilean Foreign Minister

By Alem Senay - On Monday, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Chilean Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola to congratulate her on her new role as Foreign Minister.   During their conversation the Secretary conveyed that he looked forward to Chile’s participation in the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles in early June.  Secretary … Continue reading Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken Talks With Chilean Foreign Minister

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken Talks With Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó

By Alem Senay - On Monday, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó to underscore the importance of a peaceful restoration of democracy in Venezuela, free and fair elections, and respect for the rights and freedoms of all Venezuelans.   During his  conversation with Guaidó, Secretary Blinken reaffirmed the U.S. … Continue reading Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken Talks With Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó