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Mattis Discusses Singapore Summit, North Korea, DoD Audit With Reporters

North Korea was a topic in almost all of his bilateral talks with leaders of other nations, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters last night on his return flight from Singapore and his Indo-Pacific region trip.

SOP newswireBlair: Fast Iraq Pullout Entails Serious Repercussions - WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2006 – An early withdrawal of U.S. and British forces from Iraq before the Iraqis can stand on their own could produce serious consequences for the region, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on ABC’s
SOP newswireU.S.-Led Coalition Condemns Murder of Afghan Family - WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2006 – U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan today denounced the Taliban extremists who murdered five members of an Afghan family Dec. 8.
SOP newswireFinal Passage of the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative - We welcome the strong bipartisan support for the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative shown by the Congress in adopting the legislation of the Henry J. Hyde U.S.-India
Kirwin WatsonCongressional Outrage: Five Day Work Weeks - With such a response of horror to being asked to work five-day weeks, one would think Congressional leaders were just asked to donate kidneys.
SOP newswireSenate Hearing Regarding GAO Report On FEMA's Assistance Programs - Following Hurricane Katrina, FEMA acknowledged weaknesses in the processes and systems that resulted in ineligible individuals receiving assistance. Although FEMA has not had an opportunity
SOP newswireGutierrez Says U.S. Developing New Export Rules to China - Washington, DC – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez announced today that the public comment period has now closed, and he will be leading an effort to finalize the new rules.
Shakti GhimireLamjung: Armed Conflict & Its Impact Upon Youth - Lamjung, a district that falls under the western development region, lies in the Gandaki Zone of Nepal. The district, which is the home of approximately two lakhs (200,000) people
SOP newswireUnited States Remains Committed to Open Skies Agreement with EU - Washington -- Despite withdrawing a proposal for increased international investment in U.S. airlines, the United States “remains fully committed” to signing
SOP newswireCoalition moving Iraqis forward with the US? - BAGHDAD — A little more than two weeks into his transition as commanding general, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr. has already met
SOP newswireRemarks by the President After Receiving Report from the Iraq Study Group - just received the Iraq Study Group report, prepared by a distinguished panel of our fellow citizens. I want to thank James Baker and Lee Hamilton and the panel members for spending
SOP newswireAll Options on the Table for Iraq, Defense Nominee Says - Washington –- If confirmed as secretary of defense, Robert Gates said his top priority would be to assist the president in charting a new course in Iraq
SOP newswireState's Burns Urges 56-Nation Group To Help End Frozen Conflicts - Washington -- A senior U.S. diplomat has urged the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to play a larger role in ending
SOP newswireDetainee dies at Camp Cropper - CAMP CROPPER, Iraq— A security detainee died Dec. 2 at Camp Cropper, Iraq, from natural causes. An investigation is pending to determine the cause of death, a standard procedure for detainees who die while in custody
SOP newswireBush Meets with Iraqi Shiite Cleric Abdul Aziz al-Hakim - Washington -- President Bush met with Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, the head of Iraq’s largest Shiite party, December 4 to discuss the importance of reconciliation between Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian groups.
SOP newswireBush addresses way forward in Iraq - BAGHDAD — President George W. Bush’s recent trip to the Middle East reaffirmed his conviction to help the unitygovernment in Baghdad find a political solution to the
SOP newswireTeens in Lebanon, U.S. Strive for Cross-Cultural Understanding - Washington -- When secondary school students in Beirut, Lebanon, and Lansing, Michigan, spoke recently via videoconference, they discovered that their similarities outnumber their differences.
Anita HeltonThe Freedom of Speech - In America, we have several freedoms, among which is freedom of speech. This is a first amendment right that several do not take full advantage of like they should.
SOP newswireSecurity Advisor Says, U.S. Reviewing Tactics in Iraq, Not Goals - Washington -- President Bush is conducting a broad review of how U.S. policy should adapt to new circumstances in Iraq, but the United States is not changing its fundamental goal of helping establish a democratic
SOP newswirePresident Bush's Weekly Radio Address - Good morning. I returned home this week from a visit to the Middle East. On my trip, I met with Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq to discuss how we can improve
SOP newswireU.S. Submits U.N. Resolution on Regional Force for Somalia - United Nations -- The United States has presented to the Security Council a draft resolution that would send regional peacekeeping troops to Somalia to help bring stability to the country.
SOP newswireBush, Iraqi Leader Agreed To Accelerate Security Forces Training - Washington -- President Bush says he and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki have agreed on the need to accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces as a means of empowering
SOP newswireSec. Rice Looks for Security Council Action on Iran - Washington -- The United States is looking for the U.N. Security Council to move ahead with a sanctions resolution on Iran over its nuclear program even if it means acting without unanimous approval of the five permanent council
SOP newswireInterview With Saad Sillawi of Al Arabiya TV - Dr. Rice, thank you for this interview with Al Arabiya and let me start by asking you about the meeting with GCC and the Foreign Minister of Jordan and Egypt.
Justin BrandtThe Great Divide/The Great Collapse - Do we have elections, or just business takeovers? Was it a midterm election, or a merger? Does the battle have to continue between elections? Is America the next Enron? Name your fears then leave them at the door.
Michael CostelloCoal Mogul Comes Up Short in Effort to Buy Legislature - When Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship announced he would once again get involved in West Virginia politics, some were surprised, many were outraged. The outcome was unexpected.
SOP newswireU.S. General Says, Iraqis to Command Four Northern Divisions by February - WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2006 – Iraqi officers will soon command all four Iraqi army divisions operating in northern Iraq, a senior U.S. officer said today.
SOP newswireStatement on World AIDS Day by Condoleezza Rice - On this World AIDS Day, we mourn the more than 25 million people who have died from AIDS in our world, and we remember the over 39 million people who are currently living with HIV.
SOP newswireMaliki To Speed Transfer of Security to Iraqis - Washington –- President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, after their November 30 meeting in Amman, Jordan, pledged to accelerate the transfer of security
SOP newswireBush, Maliki Agree to Speed Up Timeline for Iraq - WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2006 – President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki today agreed to work to accelerate the process of training Iraqi security forces and transferring security responsibility for Iraq to the Iraqi government.
Sean StubblefieldBAH! HUMBUG - There seems to be a cultural initiative and imperative in America to subvert and undermine inherent Christian elements of Christmas. I say “seems to be” because the situation is not as it appears at first glance.
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