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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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December 5, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO  Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing December 5, 2016   Moderator: Good afternoon. We have the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Doug Lute here to provide an on-the-record briefing previewing the Foreign Ministerial this week. Mr. Ambassador? Ambassador Lute: Okay, thanks. As you know, our convention is to gather ...
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December 5, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Telephonic Press Briefing

 Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Moderator – Peter Kaufman Telephonic Press Briefing December 5, 2016   Moderator:  Thank you very much, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State.  I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe.  Thank you all for joining this discussion today. Today we ...
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December 5, 2016: Pre-Ministerial Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

By NATO (As delivered) Good morning. Over the next two days, NATO Foreign Ministers will meet and address the most pressing security challenges we are facing and how we are responding. And first, they will discuss NATO/EU cooperation because stronger cooperation between NATO and EU is one key way to strengthen our response to a more ...
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October 26, 2016: Secretary Carter’s Defense Ministerial Press Availability

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ASHTON CARTER:  Okay. First of all, before I get into the discussion of the NATO ministerial here, I know you’ve received my statement.  And as I’ve said before, nothing is more important than ensuring that our service members are treated with gratitude and respect for their service, and that they get all ...
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October 25, 2016: Pre-Ministerial Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

By NATO (As delivered) Good morning. It has been just over one hundred days since NATO’s landmark Summit in Warsaw in July. And in July at the Summit, the Heads of State and Government of NATO took a series of decisions to boost our deterrence and defence and to project stability in our neighbourhood. Over the ...
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October 25, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Ambassador to NATO   Pre-Ministerial Briefing October 25, 2016   Moderator: Thank you for coming. Today we’ll have the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Doug Lute, speaking on the record in advance of the ministerial tomorrow and Thursday. Mr. Ambassador? Ambassador Lute: Okay, thanks. For those of you who are ...
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October 25, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Telephonic Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Moderator – Peter Kaufman Telephone Press Briefing October 25, 2016     Moderator: Thank you very much, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State. I’d like to welcome our participants who are dialing in from across Europe. Thank you all very much for joining ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on the Transatlantic Relationship

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, je suis John Kerry. (Laughter.) Welcome. Karen, merci, danke schon, dank u wel, and thank you – I’m really delighted to be here in the heart of Europe. I’m delighted to be in this extraordinary library building of great history, and I thank you, all of you, for taking time to come ...
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July 13, 2016: Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Following a Meeting of the NATO-Russia Council

Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Following a Meeting of the NATO-Russia Council July 13, 2016 Good afternoon. We just conducted a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council. It was a useful meeting with frank and open discussions. Ukraine was the first item on our agenda. And this is important because Russia’s actions in ...
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July 9, 2016: Remarks by President Obama at Press Conference After NATO Summit

Remarks by President Obama at Press Conference After NATO Summit July 9,2016 PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good evening, everybody.  Once again, I want to thank the government and the people of Poland for hosting this NATO Summit.  And I especially want to thank the people of Warsaw for their wonderful hospitality.  It is my third visit to Poland.  ...
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July 9,2016: Joint Press Conference NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President Petro Poroshenko

Joint Press Conference NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko Following the Meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC) at the Level of Heads of State and Government July 9, 2016   Good afternoon. We have just concluded a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission with President Poroshenko. We reviewed the security situation in ...
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July 9, 2016: NATO Secretary General Press Conference Following NAC on Projecting Stability

Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Following the Meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the Level of Heads of State and Government on Projecting Stability: July 9, 2016   Good afternoon. We have just finished a very productive meeting and yesterday we took decisions to strengthen our defence and deterrence. Today, we ...
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Press Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at EU-NATO Joint Declaration Signing Ceremony

Press Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Signing Ceremony of the EU-NATO Joint Declaration Followed by Statements by President Tusk and President Juncker July 8, 2016 Good afternoon. President Donald Tusk, President Jean-Claude Juncker and I have just signed a declaration to give a new substance and new impetus to the partnership between NATO ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Duda of Poland After Bilateral Meeting

Remarks by President Obama and President Duda After Bilateral Meeting PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland July 8, 2016   PRESIDENT DUDA:  (As interpreted.)  Excellency, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much that in my capacity as President of the Republic of Poland, I can welcome the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, to ...
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July 8, 2016: Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Following NAC

Press Conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Following the Meetings of the North Atlantic Council at the Level of Heads of State and Government July 8, 2016 Good evening. We have just taken decisions to deliver twenty-first century deterrence and defence in the face of twenty-first century challenges. NATO has responded with speed and ...
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July 8, 2016: Secretary General’s Doorstep at the Start of the Warsaw Summit

Secretary General’s Doorstep at the Start of the Warsaw Summit July 8, 2016   Good morning, The Warsaw Summit will be a land mark summit. We meet at a time which is decisive for our shared security. And NATO will once again send a very clear message that we are here to protect and defend ...
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July 7, 2016: Atlantic Council’s NATO Future Leader Summit: Security Beyond Defense

Atlantic Council  NATO Future Leaders Summit: Security Beyond Defense NATO’s Future: Narrowing the Aperture July 7, 2016 Speakers: Douglas Lute, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General, NATO Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, Director Paris Office, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund Moderator: Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Programs & Strategy, Atlantic Council   DAMON WILSON:  ...
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July 6, 2016: Press Call on the President’s Travel to Poland and Spain

Press Call on the President’s Travel to Poland and Spain Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ambassador Doug Lute, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Charles Kupchan, Senior Director for European Affairs, NSC July 6, 2016   Via Conference Call: 4:42 P.M. EDT MR. PRICE:  Good afternoon, everyone, and thanks for joining this afternoon’s ...
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July 4, 2016: Pre-Summit Press Conference

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Pre-Summit Press Conference July 4, 2016 Good afternoon. Happy fourth of July to our American friends! And welcome all of you to this press conference. This week’s NATO Summit in Warsaw comes at a defining time for our security. With threats and challenges from many directions. In response, at our ...
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June 30, 2016: International Press Association Q&A with Ambassador Lute, Ambassador Najder, and Deputy Ambassador Johnston

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ambassador Jacek Najder (Poland) Deputy Ambassador Paul Johnston (UK)   From Wales to Warsaw: NATO Faces New Threats and Challenges  International Press Association  June 30, 2016   Moderator:  Hello, colleagues.  Please take your seats.  Thank you. My name is Hans de Bruijn, I’m the Secretary General of the ...
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June 21, 2016: Mr. Robert Bell on New Baltic Capabilities

Mr. Robert Bell Defense Advisor U.S. Mission to NATO and Secretary of Defense Representative in Europe Press Briefing on New Baltic Capabilities June 21, 2016   Mr. Bell:  I’m happy to join you. I would just say with respect to these capabilities that we’ve been highlighting for the Baltic nations, the concept here is quite ...
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June 21, 2016: Brigadier General Blake Ortner’s Saber Strike Closing Comments

Brigadier General Blake Ortner Commander, 29th Infantry Division, Virginia National Guard Exercise Saber Strike Closing Comments   Good morning.  Mister Prime Minister, Lieutenant General Terras, Soldiers of Saber Strike, guests and friends. On behalf of Lieutenant General Hodges, thank you for being here today to celebrate the conclusion of this outstanding exercise. Saber Strike is an exercise ...
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June 15, 2016: Secretary Carter’s Defense Ministerial Press Conference

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Defense Ministerial Press Conference June 15, 2016   Secretary of Defense Ash Carter: I told Peter he didn’t need to introduce me, because I — presumably, I was who you thought would be here, which is why you came. But in all seriousness, good afternoon, and it’s good to be ...
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June 13, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Telephonic Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Pre-Ministerial Telephone Press Brief June 13, 2016   Moderator:  Today we are pleased to be joined once again from Brussels by Ambassador Douglas Lute, the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO.  As you know, this week is the NATO Defense Ministerial, and the Warsaw Summit is just around ...
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June 13, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Pre-Ministerial Press Brief June 13, 2016 Moderator:  Hello, everyone.  Welcome to Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Defense Ministerial press briefing.  As you know, Ambassador Lute is the U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission at NATO.  And I just wanted to say welcome to everyone.   We’re going to start with some ...
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June 8, 2016: Vice Admiral James G. Foggo, III on BALTOPS 2016

Vice Admiral James G. Foggo, III, Commander Naval Striking & Support Forces NATO Rear Admiral Paddy McAlpine, CBE, Royal Navy Deputy Commander, Naval Striking & Support Forces NATO Rear Admiral Francesco Covella, Italian Navy Deputy Chief of Operations, Naval Striking & Support Forces NATO Lieutenant Colonel Per Gottfridsson, Staff Officer, Swedish Naval Warfare Center BALTOPS Liaison Officer aboard USS ...
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May 18, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Telephonic Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Telephone Press Briefing May 18, 2016    Moderator:  Thank you very much, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe.  Thanks to all of you for joining this discussion today. Today we are ...
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May 18, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Pre-Ministerial Press Brief May 18, 2016   Moderator:  Good afternoon, everyone.  My name is Shannon Quinn.  I’m the press attaché for U.S. Mission to NATO and it is my pleasure to introduce my ambassador, Ambassador Douglas Lute.  I want to welcome the people that are not normally ...
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May 11, 2016: Ambassador Douglas Lute and Assistant Secretary Frank Rose on Romanian BMD Site

Ambassador Douglas Lute, U.S. Ambassador to NATO  Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose, Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Romanian State Secretary Daniel Ionită, Strategic Affairs May 11, 2016 Bucharest Moderator:  We have a very prestigious panel.  I would like to begin with our host, Romanian State Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Daniel Ionită.  You’ll find his bio in your packets, ...
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February 29, 2016: Major General David W. Allvin on the European Reassurance Initiative

Major General David W. Allvin, Director of Strategy and Policy for U.S. European Command Telephonic Press Briefing on the European Reassurance Initiative Hosted by the Brussels Media Hub February 29, 2016 MODERATOR: Good morning everybody, and greetings from the U.S. Department of State. I would like to welcome all of our participants who are dialing in ...
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February 9, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Telephonic Press Briefing

February 9, 2016 Moderator: Today we’re very pleased to welcome once again from Brussels Ambassador Douglas Lute, the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO. As you know, this week is the NATO Defense Ministerial, so this is a very timely conversation and I’m sure you have many questions. And thanks again to Ambassador Lute for taking ...
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November 30, 2015: Ambassador Lute’s Telephonic Press Briefing

November 30, 2015 Moderator:  Thanks very much, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State and from the U.S. European Media Hub here in Brussels.  I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in from across Europe and thanks to all of you for joining this discussion.  We’re really looking forward to taking your ...
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Ambassador Lute on a Panel “The Cost of European Security” at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Ms. Dempsey: Good evening everybody. Thank you very very much for your patience. It’s a great honor to be here. My name is Judy Dempsey. I don’t live in Brussels. Non-resident doesn’t mean that I don’t have a roof. I live in Berlin, but I’ve come over for this event and especially for my friend ...
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Ambassador Douglas Lute, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Remarks to Afghan Journalists via Digital Video Conference

May 21, 2015 Ambassador Lute:  As Shannon introduced, NATO Foreign Ministers met last Wednesday and Thursday in Antalya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.  The 28 Ministers came together and did a lot of NATO business, but the opening session of the two-day ministerial was the session on Afghanistan.  So here you had Foreign Minister ...
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Ambassador Lute’s Remarks at Friends of Europe on NATO’s Readiness Action Plan

Speakers: Douglas E. Lute, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Marjanne de Kwaasteniet, Dutch Ambassador to NATO Karl Heinz Kamp, Federal Academy for Security Policy, Germany Moderator:  Ladies and gentlemen, good evening.  Welcome to Friends of Europe and welcome to this evening’s discussion of the NATO spearhead.  My name is Giles Merritt.  I’m the Secretary General of ...
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NATO Ballistic Missile Defense Capabilities

April 17, 2015 Ambassador Douglas Lute, Op-Ed This month, the United States will deliver a 9,000-ton boost to the ballistic missile defense (BMD) capabilities of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). With the arrival of the USS Porter, the third U.S. BMD-capable Aegis ship to be home-ported in Spain, the U.S. continues to meet its ...
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From Wales to Warsaw: NATO’s Readiness Action Plan

Article in The Council of American Ambassadors Douglas Lute March 20, 2015 At the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Wales on September 4-5, 2014, NATO leaders were clear about the security challenges on the Alliance’s borders. In the East, Russia’s actions threaten our vision of a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace. On the Alliance’s southeastern ...
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February 4, 2015: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Foreign Ministerial Briefing

February 4, 2015 Ambassador Lute:  Thanks.  For returning veterans, thanks for coming again to the latest greatest ministerial session here at NATO.  We do these, for those who are new to the game, we do these about quarterly with either Defense Ministers or Foreign Ministers, so tomorrow is Defense Ministers.  It will be the first ...
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November 20, 2014: The Wales Summit: Strengthening NATO Partnerships

In 2014, NATO confronts diverse and complex challenges on its periphery.  From Russia’s aggression in Ukraine to the emergence of the terrorist group known as ISIL to unrest in Northern Africa, NATO faces instability on its flanks.  At the NATO Summit this September, NATO’s 28 leaders assessed these threats and took decisions to adapt the ...
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October 9, 2014: NATO: A Bedrock for Transatlantic Peace and Security

Op-Ed by Douglas Lute October 9, 2014 For 65 years, NATO – history’s most successful and durable alliance — has served as the bedrock for trans-Atlantic peace and security. As threats have evolved and walls have fallen, the Alliance has remained the foundation for stability and prosperity, anchored by a steadfast commitment to shared democratic ...
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