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ICYMI: Defense Secretaries Panetta and Hagel: “Debt-ceiling brinksmanship weakens US national security”
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ICYMI: Defense Secretaries Panetta and Hagel: “Debt-ceiling brinksmanship weakens US national security”Today, former Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel warned that brinksmanship on the debt ceiling would have serious consequences for national security, noting: “The consequence of debt-ceiling brinksmanship is a dangerous self-inflected wound that tells both our friends and our enemies that we cannot be trusted. Such brinksmanship weakens our national security.” The...
Support for Libyan Elections – United States Department of State
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Support for Libyan Elections – United States Department of StateToday, the United States hosted the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, and senior officials from Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Türkiye, the UAE, and the UK, to discuss the Libyan people’s demand for presidential and parliamentary elections.  Ahead of his briefing to the UN Security Council, Special Representative Bathily...
Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Barclay’s Travel to Geneva
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Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Barclay’s Travel to GenevaActing Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Erin Barclay will travel to Geneva, Switzerland February 24 to March 1 for meetings around the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). In Geneva, she will meet with senior officials from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International...
United States Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice Cormier Smith’s Travel to Jordan
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United States Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice Cormier Smith’s Travel to JordanU.S. Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice Desirée Cormier Smith will travel to Amman, Jordan February 23-28 to deliver keynote remarks at U.S. Embassy Amman’s Black and White Gala for Black History Month.  The annual gala brings together members of the diplomatic community, local partners, and other key stakeholders to pay tribute to Black American cultures,...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Conversation on “Russia’s War on Ukraine: One Year Later” With Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Conversation on “Russia’s War on Ukraine: One Year Later” With Jeffrey Goldberg of The AtlanticMR GOLDBERG:  Good morning to all of you in the United States.  Good afternoon or good evening to those of you who are joining us from Ukraine and elsewhere in Europe and other places.  Very, very happy to have all of you here. I’m Jeff Goldberg.  I’m the editor in chief of The Atlantic.  And joining me...