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June 29, 2015 — Thanks very much. Deanie and I are honored to be here for the fourth consecutive year at this event and at which I will soon present the Chairman's Cup representing the team that came and gained the victory. But as it’s been said many times, you've all inspired us and gained your own personal victories and for that, we're deeply appreciative.I must  more…
June 24, 2015 — WINNEFELD: Alright, well that’s a tough act to follow, but good morning everyone and thank you so much for including Mary and me in this important discussion, and what a great program the whole team has put together. I want to thank Tom Donahue and the chamber for putting us in the “chamber,” it’s a great place to hold this event. We in uniform are  more…
May 25, 2015 — DEMPSEY: Thanks very much. Let me begin by thanking the President's Own, and Mastery Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Bennear who did that rousing rendition of the National Anthem. How about we give them one more round of applause. Mr. President, Secretary Carter, members of Congress, veterans, and fellow Americans, good morning and welcome. We come  more…
May 24, 2015 — DEMPSEY: There is nothing more profoundly American than Memorial Day.  Throughout our history, American sons and daughters have willingly laid down their lives to strengthen our nation and preserve its freedoms. Indeed, the greatness of this republic is founded in their selfless service. They rest quietly now, beneath chalk-white headstones here at  more…
May 23, 2015 — DEMPSEY: Thank you very much. . It’s great to see you again. I told you I’d be back and I hope you did what I told you which was use sunblock, chapstick, and hydrate. It’s a spectacular day here in the Hudson Valley in this sacred place and with this national treasure. This national treasure to which I refer are these 994 young men and women in  more…
May 19, 2015 — All right and good morning, and thank you so much Dr. Hamre for that very kind introduction, and for your friendship, and for the invitation to speak today.It’s great to be here at CSIS to provide an update on where our thinking is, where my thinking is and where our progress is on missile defense including national ballistic missile defense,  more…
May 14, 2015 — WINNEFELD: Well, good afternoon everybody, how sweet it is to be up here and not in Washington. It feels sort of like a refreshing for a minute. From the Pentagon Jail. I want to support, salute the West Point Cyber Center for hosting this inaugural Joint Cyber Security Summit and Mark, thank you, I really enjoyed your remarks earlier today. I was  more…
April 22, 2015 — WINNEFELD: Thank you so much Jim. As usual, you’re way to kind, and I would say that you don’t want to see that normally. My Dad saw it and turned away in disgust. Anyway, thank you so much again Jim, and distinguished members of the Naval Institute Board, members, colleagues, and plenty of old friends and colleagues and mentors, people who have  more…
April 16, 2015 — DEMPSEY: I’m delighted to be here, and if that invitation is true then you’re not done with me yet. And note to self, you know, don’t follow Jason Brown up here. I really mean that, as you can imagine, I get invited to do a lot of speaking engagements and there’s not many that are as personal as . So my deep compliments to you, and, by the way, to  more…
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…
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