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March 17, 2015 — Alright, well good morning everybody, and I think I should say happy St. Patty’s day, but I’m not wearing any green. First of all, I have to warn you in advance, anytime you have the duo of the deputy secretary and the vice chairman speaking on the same morning, you’re likely to hear a fairly similar message from each one of us because we are  more…
February 19, 2015 — MR. :  Please sit.  Thank you.KATIE SCOTT:  Well, good morning and howdy.AUDIENCE MEMBERS:  Howdy!MS. SCOTT:  Welcome to the 60th Student Conference on National Affairs.  I’m so glad to see you all made it out this morning.  Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to see the chairman of the joint chief of staff speak to us and our  more…
February 02, 2015 — Thank you, Mr. Secretary.  And good afternoon, everyone.First message I have is sort of an internal message.  And that is assembling a defense budget is hard enough in the best of times, but it's extraordinarily difficult to do in our time due to the trifecta of declining resources, constraints on our flexibility, and uncertainty over future  more…
November 21, 2014 — GENERAL MARTIN DEMPSEY:  I’m tempted to begin by asking if anyone – if Arnold can be a little more clear about how he feels about things – (laughter) – and who gave him coffee this morning.  (Laughter.)  A lot of familiar – a lot of friendly face – well, the familiar faces in the audience, who I hope remain friendly.  The – first of all, my  more…
November 19, 2014 — Q:  Well, General Dempsey, thank you very much for being here as our headliner for the Defense One Summit.  I don't think you need an introduction, but the briefest of is that you are the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and I think with our limited time -- we have about a half-an-hour -- the most important thing on your bio to me right now  more…
November 15, 2014 — ADMIRAL WINNEFELD:  So in the backroom.  There we go.  I was going to say, did everybody notice that he got everybody quiet without even using a gavel.  It’s a testament to … you know …. Representative McKeon’s amazing stature. Let me tell you, it’s a real pleasure for me today to be able to stand in today for Chairman Dempsey, who’s visiting our  more…
November 10, 2014 — Good morning everyone.  It is an honor for me to be here with you this morning.  It’s really fantastic to be on the work release program from the Pentagon.   Thank you, John, for the kind introduction.  And thank you to the men and women of the Transportation Security Administration for your warm welcome and for hosting this ceremony for not only  more…
November 06, 2014 — JOANNE MYERS: Good morning. I'm Joanne Myers, director of Public Affairs Programs, and on behalf of the Carnegie Council, I want to thank you all for joining us, including those who are watching us on this live webcast and also those who are viewing us on the Department of Defense channel. A very warm welcome to you all.It is an honor and a  more…
November 05, 2014 — GENERAL MARTIN DEMPSEY:  It’s always nice to be among a friendly audience.  (Laughter.)  No, you know what, actually, most people are friendly to the military because I think they recognize how important we are as part of the national fabric.  Not just what we do to suppress our enemies but who we are, what we represent.  You know, the values that  more…
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…
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