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October 21, 2014 — As you know, our nation has called upon our military to help contain the Ebola virus in West Africa.  In answering that call, we’re doing what we do best—leveraging our unique capabilities to support the international and the U.S. effort in response to this crisis.  This mission is a national security priority. While our mission in West Africa will  more…
September 30, 2014 — Well good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! I have to tell that that’s the first time I’ve ever been introduced to Led Zeppelin music. [Laughter]. But I’ll make sure I tell my kids about that because they’ll think it’s pretty cool.  But it’s really great to be up here in New York with such a distinguished and diverse group focusing on the fascinating  more…
September 24, 2014 — Thanks very much, I think this is our third year in a row to be privileged to be part of this ceremony to celebrate the, the, the public, private partnership that actually is what helps us continue to take care of young men and women who serve, of all the services.  A couple things for the man from military times, I would be happy to download or  more…
September 19, 2014 — Secretary Hagel, Senator Cleland, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.   Thank you for joining us as we pause, on this glorious morning, in company with these magnificent Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard standing behind me, to pause, to honor the thousands of Americans who have served our nation and other  more…
September 12, 2014 — Secretary Hagel, service secretaries, I saw several of the Chiefs, the JCS, military leaders, civilian leaders. I’m mindful of the fact that as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, there’s many things that I’ve got to do. But there’s also a handful of things that remind me what a privilege it is that I get to do.  Today, I get to represent  more…
September 11, 2014 — Mr. President, Mrs. Obama, Mr. Secretary, distinguished guests, thank you for being here this morning.  I want to offer a special welcome to the families and friends of those we lost on these grounds thirteen years ago today.  We know these memorial ceremonies – and you’ve been through many – are especially tough, emotion-filled moments for you.   more…
September 06, 2014 — (In progress) – two, two, two and one.  We have in the world two heavyweights that we have to address in almost anything we do.  One is China and one is Russia.  You heard a lot about our rebalance to the Pacific.  That’s not a choice, frankly, it’s an imperative.  Why is it imperative?   By 2050 there will be 9 billion people on the planet.  Seven  more…
August 26, 2014 — Well, good evening.  Ministers, ambassadors, colleagues, especially General Dunford and General Campbell. I’m going to forego my remarks because I think sometimes these events are as much about images as they are about words. And I’ll share with you the images that I will carry back with me today.  The two flags of the United States and the Islamic  more…
July 29, 2014 — MR.: And welcome to the chairman of the Military Child Education Coalition board of directors, General-Retired Ben Griffin.   GENERAL BENJAMIN GRIFFIN:  Good morning. Good morning, everyone.  I’m not used to the bright lights here.  (Laughter.)  But I can see folks out there. I’ll just give everybody just a second as we close in here. I want to  more…
July 24, 2014 — ELLIOT GERSON:  Good evening -- and it is almost evening.  I’m Elliot Gerson of the Aspen Institute, and it’s my great privilege to welcome you to the last panel of the day, and I know it’s going to be a terrific one.  Lesley Stahl of CBS News is going to be interviewing General Martin Dempsey, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the topic:   more…
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