Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

October 19, 2018 Secretary Pompeo released the State Department’s new report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran’s support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation. Download the report
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October 2, 2018: Telephonic Press Briefing with Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Briefing with Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO October 2, 2018   Moderator: Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State. I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank all of you for joining this discussion. Today we are pleased to be joined from Brussels ...
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October 2, 2018: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Press Briefing October 2, 2018   Ambassador Hutchison: Welcome. And thank you all for getting here. I understand there’s a transportation problem out there, so we’re pleased to welcome you to NATO. We are really looking forward to our Defense Ministerial that starts tomorrow. It will be ...
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September 21, 2018: Ambassador Hutchison’s address at Oxford Analytica’s Global Horizons 2018 Conference

Ambassador Hutchison’s address at Oxford Analytica’s Global Horizons 2018 Conference Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England Friday, September 21, 2018 I would like to start by thanking Oxford Analytica and my friend, Amb. John Negroponte. When he contacted me personally and explained this wonderful opportunity, I wanted to come and join you. Bernard Shaw once said that ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison Commemorates 9/11 Attacks at NATO Memorial

United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 September 2018 Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison Commemorates 9/11 Attacks at NATO Memorial Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison held the first commemoration of the September 11 attacks since the 9/11 and Article 5 Memorial was dedicated at the ...
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September 11, 2018: Ambassador Hutchison’s Remarks to Commemorate the September 11 Attacks at the 9/11 and Article 5 Memorial

Ambassador Hutchison’s Remarks to Commemorate  the September 11 Attacks at the 9/11 and Article 5 Memorial – NATO HQ Tuesday, September 11, 2018   Thank you so much all of you from our wonderful U.S. Delegation and to the Ambassadors who came out today, my fellow American, Rose Gottemoeller, and the Ambassadors from NATO, thank ...
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July 10, 2018: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO NATO Press Briefing July 10, 2018   Ambassador Hutchison:  Good afternoon. Well thank you very much for being here.  There’s a lot of excitement around our place and we are looking forward to a successful summit and since we’ll be showing the strength and unity of the ...
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June 6, 2018: Telephonic Press Briefing with Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Telephonic Briefing June 6, 2018   Moderator:  Greetings to everyone from the U.S.-European Media Hub in Brussels.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank all of you for joining this discussion. Today we are very pleased to be joined from ...
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June 6, 2018: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO NATO Press Briefing June 6, 2018   Ambassador Hutchison:  Hello.  This is a new arena and a lot better than the other one, I think.  I hope you all agree. I know that you’ve just heard from the SecGen, so you have a lot of the basic ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Visit to Washington

United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 May 2018   Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Visit to Washington:  NATO is strengthening its capabilities Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison visited Washington May 22 – 25. Canadian Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Kerry Buck and ...
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Press Release: U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison Travels to the United States with Canadian and UK Ambassadors

United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 May 2018   U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison Travels to the United States with Canadian and UK Ambassadors to NATO Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison will travel to Washington, D.C. May ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison Travels to United States to Participate in the President’s Meeting with NATO Secretary General

United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 May 2018   U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison Travels to the United States to Participate in the President’s Meeting with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison will travel to Washington, ...
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April 26, 2018: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing   April 26, 2018   Ambassador Hutchison:  Good afternoon.  I’m so pleased to be here and we’re really looking forward to a great ministerial on Friday.  I think it is going to be great preparation — it’s also a big goodbye to the ...
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April 26, 2018: Telephonic Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Telephonic Briefing April 26, 2018   Moderator:  Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank all of you for joining the discussion. Today we are very pleased to be joined from Brussels ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Visit to Kyiv:  NATO’s Partnership with Ukraine is Strong

United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 April 2018   Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Visit to Kyiv:  NATO’s Partnership with Ukraine is Strong Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison visited Kyiv April 12. Ambassador Hutchison participated in the Kyiv Security Forum and spoke ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison on the North Atlantic Council Statement on Syria

United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 April 2018     Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison on the North Atlantic Council Statement on Syria In a rare Saturday session, the North Atlantic Council issued a statement of support for the joint military action conducted by France, the United Kingdom and ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Visit to London: The United Kingdom Remains an Indispensable Leader at NATO

United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 April 2018     Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Visit to London:  The United Kingdom Remains an Indispensable Leader at NATO Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison visited London April 10 – 11. Ambassador Hutchison joined U.K. ...
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Press Release: U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison Travels to Ukraine

United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 April 2018   U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison Travels to Ukraine   Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 12, 2018. Ambassador Hutchison will participate in the Kyiv Security Forum’s ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison Visit to Texas:  NATO is the Cornerstone of U.S. and Transatlantic Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 April 2018   Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison Visit to Texas:  NATO is the Cornerstone of U.S. and Transatlantic Security   Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison visited Texas with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg April 5 – 6.   Ambassador Hutchison accompanied Secretary General Stoltenberg on his visit to Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas and met with former ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Hutchison Travels to U.S. and U.K.

United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 April 2018   U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison Travels to the United States and United Kingdom Brussels, Belgium – U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison will travel to Texas and London April 5 – 11. On April ...
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Ambassador Hutschion’s Op-Ed: Afghans are demanding peace, and NATO must help

Afghans are demanding peace, and NATO must help By Kay Bailey Hutchison, Hans-Dieter Lucas, Mehmet Fatih Ceylan and Claudio Bisogniero “We want peace, not revenge.” This was the clear message of a petition from 1 million Afghan citizens to their government. It was the same message that we, the NATO Ambassadors of four nations, Germany, ...
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Feb. 28, 2018: Ambassador Hutchison on Senate NATO Observers Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON ON RECONSTITUTION OF SENATE NATO OBSERVERS GROUP   I am delighted that my former colleagues in the Senate have re-established the Senate NATO Observers Group. I believe the reconstitution of this Observers Group demonstrates the deep and bipartisan support the Alliance enjoys across our nation. I ...
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February 24, 2018: Joint Statement from the NATO Framework Nations in Afghanistan

Joint Statement from the NATO Framework Nations in Afghanistan Resolute Support Headquarters, Afghanistan 24 February 2018   Thank you very much, Ambassador Zimmermann. I am very pleased to be here with all of my colleagues and all four of us have worked together on a joint statement which I’m proud to be able to read. ...
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February 15, 2018: Press Briefing by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis

Press Briefing by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis at NATO Headquarters Brussels, Belgium February 15, 2018   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES N. MATTIS: Well, good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. We just concluded, as you know, our NATO Defense Ministerial where General — Secretary General Stoltenberg just said that NATO remains committed to projecting stability ...
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February 13, 2018: Telephonic Press Briefing with Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Telephonic Briefing Preview of Defense Ministerial February 13, 2018     Moderator:  Greetings to everyone from the U.S. European Media Hub in Brussels.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thank all of you for joining this discussion. Today we are ...
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February 13, 2018: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Press Briefing February 13, 2018   Ambassador Hutchison:  Good afternoon.  I’m very pleased to be here today.  I understand that you’ve just had the Secretary General, and we are all looking forward to this Defense Ministerial.  It’s my second one, and I really have enjoyed seeing ...
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Dec 15, 2017: Ambassador Hutchison on the North Atlantic Council Statement on the INF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Kay Bailey Hutchison, Permanent Representative of the United States to the North Atlantic Council, on the Statement by the North Atlantic Council (NAC) on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Today’s NAC statement on the INF Treaty shows once again the solidarity of the United States and our NATO Allies on ...
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Dec 4, 2017: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Press Briefing 4 December 2017   Ambassador Hutchison: Welcome. I am so pleased that we are now in my second ministerial, but my first one with our Secretary of State. I think the Secretary General has already been here to talk about our key overview for what ...
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Nov. 28, 2017: Remarks by Secretary of State Tillerson at the Wilson Center

Remarks by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson at The Wilson Center Washington, D.C. November 28, 2017   From State .gov Well, good morning, and thank you, Jane, for that very kind introduction, and also thanks to the Wilson Center for this opportunity to address you today. The Wilson Center has made many important contributions to public ...
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Nov 9, 2017: Press Conference by Secretary of Defense Mattis

News Briefing by Secretary Mattis at NATO Headquarters following the Defense Ministerial November 9, 2017   From DoD SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM SEC. MATTIS:  Well, good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m Jim Mattis.  I’m from the United States.  As you know, we just concluded our NATO Defense Ministerial. A couple of the subjects we discussed — ...
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Nov 9, 2017: Remarks by Secretary Mattis at D-ISIS event at NATO Headquarters

Remarks by Secretary Mattis at D-ISIS event at the NATO Headquarters Brussels, Belgium November 9, 2017   From DoD SECRETARY GENERAL JENS STOLTENBERG:  Welcome.  I think we are ready to start.  Welcome to this meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.  I’m pleased to see you all here at the NATO Headquarters. It is a decisive ...
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Nov 7, 2017: Press Briefing by Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Press Briefing November 7, 2017   Ambassador Hutchison: Good afternoon. I’m very pleased to be here. I’m really looking forward to my first Defense Ministerial as the U.S. Ambassador and working with Secretary Mattis. I think we have a big agenda, and I know that you’ve ...
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Sept 29, 2017: Colonel Gardner’s Remarks at Transfer of Authority Ceremony in Zagan, Poland

Major General George, Major General Mika, Brigadier General Czosnek …fellow soldiers and guests…Drodzy Mieszkańcy Zagania, (dear Leaders of Zagan), members of the greater Poland community…my name is Pułkownik Dave Gardner, and I am proud to be a big red one soldier serving in Europe. Before I begin, please join me in a round of applause ...
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Sept 29, 2017: Colonel Simmering’s Remarks at Transfer of Authority Ceremony in Zagan, Poland

Good morning, Major General Mika, Major General George, Brigadier General Czosnek, Mayor Marchewka, distinguished guests, and the gracious people of Zagan. Today’s ceremony is significant for our unit in a number of ways. First and foremost, this occasion stands as an official handover of one of Europe’s most critical missions from the 4th Infantry Division’s ...
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Sept 29, 2017: MG George’s Remarks at Transfer of Authority Ceremony in Zagan, Poland

Good morning (dzien dobry), my grandparents were born in Poland and it’s an honor for me to be here with you today. Thank you for attending this transition of authority ceremony between Iron Brigade of 4th Infantry Division and the Dagger Brigade of 1st Infantry Division. This ceremony signifies the transition between two storied formations, ...
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Ambassador Hutchison’s Op-ed in the New York Times: Washington Remains United Behind NATO

Washington Remains United Behind NATO By Kay Bailey Hutchison, US Ambassador to NATO BRUSSELS — Partisanship and contentiousness typically dominate Washington news. In the clamor, it’s easy to overlook the national consensus on a significant issue: the need to revitalize America’s most crucial security alliance, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. I was nominated as United States ambassador to NATO by President Trump in ...
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July 20, 2017: Testimony of Kay Bailey Hutchison before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Cmte

Statement of Kay Bailey Hutchison Nominee to be U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 20, 2017   KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON: Good Morning Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Cardin and all of the Committee. I’m not used to being on this side of the podium, but I am pleased to be where I ...
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June 29, 2017: Press Briefing by Secretary of Defense Mattis

News Briefing by Secretary Mattis at NATO Headquarters following the Defense Ministerial June 29, 2017   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS: Well, good evening, ladies and gentlemen. And thanks for staying late tonight so we could talk. As you know, we’ve just completed the NATO defense ministerial here in Brussels. And we discussed threats to ...
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June 29, 2017: Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Following NAC Meeting with RSM Partner Nations

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council with Resolute Support operational partner nations at the level of Defence Ministers June 29, 2017   (As delivered) Good evening. We have just finished talks about the future of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. Our work in Afghanistan ...
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June 29, 2017: Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Following the Defense Ministers’ NAC

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Defence Ministers June 29, 2017   Good afternoon. We have just finished three working sessions of NATO Defence Ministers. The Alliance’s deterrence and defence posture is full-spectrum, ranging from conventional capabilities and missile defence to ...
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Common Declaration of the Defence Ministers of the Enhanced Forward Presence Host and Framework Nations on the Implementation of eFP

Common Declaration of the Defence Ministers of the Enhanced Forward Presence Host and Framework Nations on the Implementation of Enhanced Forward Presence   We, the Defence Ministers of the enhanced Forward Presence host and framework nations, have reviewed our progress in implementing the enhanced Forward Presence in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. The decision taken ...
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June 28, 2017: Remarks by Secretary Mattis at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Remarks by Secretary Mattis at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany June 28, 2017 From DOD Thank you, Keith, old friend, Minister von der Leyen, there is probably no one that I would rather be here today with than my esteemed fellow Minister, the first Minister to call on me after ...
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June 28, 2017: Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Ahead of the Meeting of NATO Defense Ministers June 28, 2017 From NATO (As delivered) Good morning. Last month, NATO’s Heads of State and Government decided to step up efforts to fight terrorism and more fairly share the burden of our security. Tomorrow, Defence Ministers will meet to ...
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June 12, 2017: Telephonic Press Briefing with Lieutenant General Richard M. Clark Commander, 3rd Air Force

Lieutenant General Richard M. Clark Commander, 3rd Air Force Ramstein Air Base, Germany Telephonic Briefing June 12, 2017   Moderator:  Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and to thank all of you for joining this discussion. Today, we are very ...
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June 7, 2017: Telephonic Briefing on BALTOPS with Vice Admiral Christopher Grady and Rear Admiral Paddy McAlpine

Telephonic Briefing on BALTOPS with Vice Admiral Christopher Grady and Rear Admiral Paddy McAlpine Brussels Media Hub June 7, 2017   Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome all of our participants dialing in from across Europe, and thank all of you for joining this discussion. ...
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June 5, 2017: Remarks at the Ceremony for Montenegro’s Accession to the North Atlantic Treaty

Remarks at the Ceremony for Montenegro’s Accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Under Secretary for Political Affairs  Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg Treaty Room, Washington, DC June 5, 2017   UNDER SECRETARY SHANNON: Thank you very much, John. And good morning and welcome to all of you to the ...
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May 25, 2017: Secretary General Stoltenberg’s Press Conference Following the NATO Leaders’ Meeting

Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Following the Meeting of NATO Heads of State and/or Government Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017   Good evening. It’s good to see you at such a late hour. We have just concluded a very good meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government. We took important decisions ...
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May 25, 2017: President Trump’s Remarks at 9/11 and Article 5 Memorial Unveiling

Remarks by President Trump at Unveiling of the 9/11 and Article 5 Memorial and Berlin Wall Memorial May 25, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium   PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much, Secretary General Stoltenberg.  Chancellor Merkel, thank you very much.  Other heads of state and government, I am honored to be here with members of an ...
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May 25, 2017: Secretary General Stoltenberg’s Doorstep at the NNHQ

Doorstep Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Upon Arrival at the New NATO Headquarters May 25, 2017 I am looking forward to welcoming NATO leaders to the meeting here today. This will be the first ever meeting at this new Headquarters  and we will have a ceremony where Belgium is going to hand over ...
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May 25, 2017: Secretary General Stoltenberg’s Doorstep Statement

Doorstep Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Ahead of the NATO Leaders’ Meeting May 25, 2017 Good morning. In a few hours, NATO leaders will gather here in Brussels for an important meeting at our new Headquarters. We have two major items on our agenda: Stepping up NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism and ...
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May 24, 2017: Secretary General Stoltenberg’s Pre-Meeting Press Briefing

Pre-Meeting Press Briefing by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Ahead of the NATO Leaders’ Meeting May 24, 2017 Good morning. Tomorrow Heads of State and Government in NATO will meet here in Brussels. It will be a short but it will be an important meeting. It will bring together Allied leaders, all Allied leaders from all ...
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April 12, 2017: Joint Press Conference of President Trump and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

Remarks by President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a Joint Press Conference April 12, 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you.  Secretary General Stoltenberg, it’s a pleasure to welcome you to the White House — especially at such an important moment in our great Alliance. I also want to acknowledge the great work ...
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March 31, 2017: Secretary of State Tillerson’s Remarks to the NATO-Ukraine Commission

Remarks to the NATO-Ukraine Commission During the Foreign Ministerial Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson  Brussels, Belgium March 31, 2017 Thank you for the opportunity to represent the United States at this important meeting on Ukraine. Three years ago, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine shook the very foundations of security and stability in Europe. Today, Russia’s ongoing ...
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March 31, 2017: Intervention by Secretary of State Tillerson During NAC Meeting

NATO Foreign Ministerial Intervention Remarks Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Brussels, Belgium March 31, 2017 Good morning, Secretary General and my fellow ministers, and thank you for the opportunity to speak. Let me be very clear at the outset of my remarks: the U.S. commitment to NATO is strong and this Alliance remains the ...
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March 31, 2017: Doorstep Statement by Secretary of State Tillerson at Foreign Ministerial

Foreign Ministerial Doorstep Statement Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Brussels, Belgium March 31, 2017   Good morning, all. Well, I’m very pleased to be in Brussels for this meeting and discussions with my NATO colleagues. I think we have three important areas we want to talk about. First is ensuring that NATO has all ...
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February 16, 2017: Press Conference by Secretary Mattis at Defense Ministerial

Press Conference by Secretary Mattis at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium Feb. 16, 2017   MODERATOR:  Ladies and gentlemen, Secretary Mattis will make a statement and then take two questions. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS:  Yes, ma’am. Well, good afternoon, ladies and gentleman. I just completed the defense ministerial, where I had the opportunity to engage ...
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February 15, 2017: Intervention by Secretary of Defense Mattis, Session One of the North Atlantic Council

Intervention by U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Session One of the North Atlantic Council NATO Defense Ministerial Wednesday, February 15, 2017   (AS PREPARED)   Secretary General, fellow Ministers. It’s good to be back.  I’m grateful to serve alongside you again and to gain a deeper appreciation of the situation facing our Alliance and ...
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Joint Press Statements at the Defense Ministerial: NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg US Secretary of Defense Mattis

Joint Press Statements at the February 2017 Defense Ministerial: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis From NATO (As delivered) So, good afternoon. Secretary Mattis, it’s great to welcome you to NATO Headquarters. We spoke on the phone on the first day when you had taken up your position as Secretary ...
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February 14, 2017: Media Availability with Secretary Mattis en route to Brussels, Belgium

February 14, 2017: Media Availability with Secretary Mattis en route to Brussels, Belgium DoD Transcript STAFF:  Here you go, sir. SEC. MATTIS:  I get to hold this? STAFF:  Yes, sir.  There’s a speaker right there.  They can — so they can hear you in the back.  So if you could speak into that — (inaudible). SEC. MATTIS: ...
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February 14, 2017: Pre-ministerial Press Conference by Secretary General Stoltenberg

Pre-ministerial Press Conference by Secretary General Stoltenberg By NATO (As delivered) Good morning. Over the next two days, NATO Defence Ministers will address the Alliance’s response to a more challenging security environment. This is a pivotal time for NATO. We face great security challenges. But the strength and the unity of our Alliance are greater. NATO ...
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EUCOM: Operation Atlantic Resolve: Combat Aviation Helicopters Arriving

Press Release: Operation Atlantic Resolve: Combat Aviation Helicopters Arriving By EUCOM STUTTGART, Germany – Forty-nine U.S. Army helicopters, as well as trucks and other support equipment, arrived in Europe Sunday beginning a nine-month rotation in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Arriving by ship in the Port of Bremerhaven, Germany, troops and equipment included UH-60 Blackhawks and ...
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February 5, 2017: Readout of the President’s Call with NATO Secretary General

Readout of the President’s Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg From The White House President Donald J. Trump spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the United States’ strong support for NATO.  The leaders discussed how to encourage all NATO allies to meet their defense spending commitments.  Additionally, the parties discussed the potential for a ...
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COL Norrie’s Opening Remarks at Camp Karliki, Poland

COL Norrie’s Opening Remarks Camp Karliki, Poland January 30, 2017   Distinguished guests, Just over three weeks ago, the ramp on the first of three ships carrying our equipment dropped at the Port of Bremerhaven- since then, we have quickly assembled an entire Armored Brigade Combat Team here in Poland, rapidly moving thousands of people ...
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Iron Soldiers Stand Ready in Light of Russia’s Invasion into Ukraine: EUCOM Press Release

Iron Soldiers Stand Ready in Light of Russia’s Invasion into Ukraine EUCOM Press Release January 30, 2017 ZAGAN, Poland – The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team is ready for any mission, according to U.S. European Command Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Tim Ray, at the unit’s consolidation and validation event here Jan. 30, 2017. “These Iron ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Poland’s Remarks at Camp Karliki, Zagan, Poland

Ambassador Jones, U.S. Ambassador to Poland Remarks at ABCT Welcome and Live Fire Demonstration January 30, 2017 Camp Karliki, Zagan, Poland Panie Prezydencie, Pani Minister, Panowie Ministrowie, Generałowie, Szanowni Państwo, dzień dobry. Cała amerykańska brygada pancerna jest już w Polsce. Sprzęt przetestowany, żołnierze gotowi do rozmieszczenia. [The full force of this American Armored Brigade is now ...
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Lt. Gen. Tim Ray, Remarks at Inauguration of Bilateral Military Training in Support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

Lt. Gen. Tim Ray, U.S. European Command Remarks at Inauguration of Bilateral Military Training in Support of Operation Atlantic Resolve Camp Karliki, Poland, January 30, 2017   (As Prepared) Mr. President, Ambassador, Generals and other dignitaries, on behalf of General Curtis Scaparrotti, the Commander of U.S. European Command, thank you for the invitation to be here ...
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January 23: Readout of Secretary of Defense Mattis’ Call with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

From DoD Pentagon Spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout: Secretary Mattis spoke today by telephone with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to reconnect and discuss the key role NATO plays in transatlantic security. The secretary, who previously served as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation, wanted to place the call on his first full ...
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NATO Secretary General Congratulates President Donald J. Trump on His Inauguration

On behalf of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, I congratulate Donald J. Trump on his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America. The United States has played a leading role in NATO since its founding in Washington in 1949, and continues to demonstrate rock-solid commitment to our shared security today. NATO ...
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From Warsaw Summit to Brussels Summit, NATO Chiefs of Defence Discuss Ongoing Work

By NATO On 17 and 18 January 2017, the NATO Chiefs of Defence gathered for the 176th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session (MCCS) at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The meetings included discussions on improving NATO’s Command Structure, continuing defence & deterrence measures, projecting stability through Counter Terrorism projects and the continued support of the ...
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European Commander: U.S. Armored Brigade in Poland ‘Significant’

EUCOM News Release European Commander: U.S. Armored Brigade in Poland ‘Significant’   STUTTGART, Germany – U.S. European Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti provided comments about the 3-4 Armored Brigade Combat Team movement from Germany into Poland for Operation Atlantic Resolve. “Today marks a significant moment in European deterrence and defense as our rotational Armored Brigade Combat ...
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EUCOM News Release: ABCT Arrival

USEUCOM General: “America’s commitment to Europe is Rock Solid”   BREMERHAVEN, Germany – U.S. European Command Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Tim Ray welcomed the arrival of 3rd Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division here Jan. 8, 2017 demonstrating U.S. commitment to Europe and as a deterrent in light of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. Deployed from ...
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Statement by the NATO Secretary General Following a Meeting of the NATO-Russia Council

By NATO I have just chaired a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council. We had a frank and substantial discussion on issues of importance to our common security. In times of tension, dialogue is more important than ever. So we remain committed to dialogue. And we will continue to keep channels of communication open. ****** The first ...
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December 6, 2016: Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Following NAC Meeting on Projecting Stability

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of NATO Foreign Ministers on projecting stability (As delivered) Good evening. We have just concluded a discussion of NATO’s efforts to project stability beyond our borders. We reviewed the developments in the Middle East and North ...
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December 6, 2016: Secretary of State John Kerry Press Availability

Press Availability John Kerry Secretary of State Brussels, Belgium December 6, 2016   SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. I am pleased to be back in Brussels – obviously, a little bit bittersweet – to be here with my NATO colleagues for the last ministerial as Secretary of State, but I’m happy to be with ...
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December 6, 2016: Joint Press Conference by NATO Secretary General with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs

(As delivered) Good afternoon. We have just finished a meeting where we addressed the cooperation between NATO and the EU. And the meeting was attended by High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini and with the Minister from Sweden and the Ambassador of Finland, so in addition to the 28 members of the Alliance and ...
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NATO-EU Statement

Statement on the implementation of the Joint Declaration signed by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, and the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization   Today, more than ever before, the security of Europe and North America is interconnected. NATO and EU face a series of unprecedented ...
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December 5, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

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NATO Policy for the Protection of Civilians

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