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Posted byon January 12, 2013 at 6:30 AM EDT
President Obama discusses how we will end the war in Afghanistan and how our goal of ensuring that al Qaeda never again uses Afghanistan to launch attacks against America is within reach.
Posted byon January 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM EDT
We'll soon reach a milestone in Afghanistan -- when Afghan forces take full responsibility for their nation's security and the war draws to a close.
Posted byon January 7, 2013 at 5:25 PM EDT
President Obama announces John Brennan as his nominee for the next head of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Posted byon January 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM EDT
The President asks Sen. Chuck Hagel to serve as Secretary of Defense.
Posted byon January 7, 2013 at 2:43 PM EDT
Posted byon November 21, 2012 at 1:30 PM EDT
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced that the Navy’s next Virginia-class attack submarine will be named the USS Delaware – and that it will be sponsored by Dr. Jill Biden, a longtime Delaware educator and proud military mom.
Posted byon October 2, 2012 at 10:39 AM EDT
The Vice President honors the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle (MRAP) Task Force—the men and women who helped accelerate the production and fielding of protective vehicles to our forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, saving the lives of thousands of American service members.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 6:04 PM EDT
It should come as no surprise to any of us that the men and women of our armed forces have handled the repeal of DADT with the professionalism and class that we have come to expect from the finest fighting force in the world. As a consequence, our national security has been strengthened.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 5:54 PM EDT
Just one year ago, Lieutenant Snyder was blinded by an IED while serving in Afghanistan. This summer, he competed in the London Paralympics, bringing home two gold medals and a silver medal in swimming. Watch as Brad shares his story with the First Lady.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM EDT
On this day in 2011, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was finally and formally repealed, allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly in our nation’s armed forces.