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January 21, 2016 — MICHAEL E. O’HANLON:  Well, good morning, everyone, and welcome to Brookings, and thank you for coming out in this weather.  I’m Mike O’Hanlon of the Brookings Foreign Policy Program.  We’re all honored today to have Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the tenth person to hold that position, here with us this morning to talk  more…
January 14, 2016 — Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, once again, thank you for joining us as we mark the transfer of authority from General John Kelly to Admiral Kurt Tidd.The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored military custom that ensures a seamless transition of authority and responsibility. In effect, changes of command are actually more about  more…
December 16, 2015 — MICHELE FLOURNOY:  Thanks, David, for bringing that footage to us.  You know, this has been a wonderful day and a wonderful conference, and I want to thank all of you for coming and for staying.  We’ve saved the best for last.  I also want to thank the great staff at CNAS for putting this all together.You know, it is hard to believe that CNAS is  more…
September 25, 2015 — Good afternoon.  Distinguished guests, family and friends, once again, thank you for joining us today.  Mr. President, Secretary Carter, thank you for those kind words, but more importantly thank you for your leadership and for your trust in me in selecting me as your principal military adviser.Before I begin, I’d like to once again draw your  more…
September 25, 2015 — Thanks, Lizzy.  Being your friend and the lead vocalist of the TAPS Kids will always be among my most cherished memories as time – in my time as chairman.And by the way, for everybody here today, so I want you to – I want everybody to know that that’s the first time the president ever made me cry.  (Laughter.)  So lest you think we’ve had this kind  more…
September 18, 2015 — Good morning. “Those unwell and far away, Those who never lived to see, The end of war and victory, And every friend who passed our way, Remembered as of yesterday, It's absent friends we miss the most, To all, let's drink a loving toast”Distinguished guests, Secretary Carter, good morning ... and thank you for being here. My wife Deanie and I  more…
September 17, 2015 — SELVA: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Albert Einstein once said that this world is a very dangerous place not because of the people who wish to do evil, but because there are so few of us that try to make a difference and do anything about it. Mr. Secretary, Senator Feinstein, representatives from the states of California and Oregon,  more…
September 11, 2015 — Mr. Secretary, distinguished guests, friends and family of survivors and the fallen, thank you for being here for this morning’s ceremony.  My wife Ricki and I offer a very special welcome to each and every one of the survivors and the families and friends of those who lost their lives on these grounds fourteen years ago today. We know these  more…
August 14, 2015 — Well, thank you all for being here for this great celebration of two terrific Army families.  I’ll begin by adding my compliments to the Old Guard and Pershing’s Own for everything they do for their country—often and always with distinction.  Let’s give them another round of applause. [applause]Well, I'm honored be a part of this occasion and to  more…
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…
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