|Navy Names Amphibious Ship for Congressman John Murtha - Ray Mabus announced today the selection of the USS John P. Murtha as the name of the 10th San Antonio class Amphibious Transport Dock ship.|
|President Obama Hosts Servicemember-Citizenship Ceremony - Twenty-four U.S. servicemembers took the oath of U.S. citizenship in front of President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the White House`s Rose Garden today|
|UN Condemns Epidemic Of Rapes In The Congo - The UN spoke out against the large number of rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.|
|Robert Gates Hosts Paralympic Team at Pentagon - Robert M. Gates today told the members of the U.S. Paralympic team that they are inspirations to all members of the armed forces.
|Robert Gates Says Article Mischaracterizes Iran Memo - Robert M. Gates released a statement tonight stating that a New York Times article mischaracterized the purpose and intent of his January memo to the National Security Advisor regarding Iran.|
|Mike Mullen Talks Veteran Issues in Pittsburgh - Mike Mullen met with community leaders and organizations here today as part of his conversations with the country initiative to ensure better futures for Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans.
|Joe Biden Calls Leaders` Deaths Devastating` to al-Qaida - Vice President Joe Biden today praised Iraqi and U.S. security forces for killing two top leaders of the al-Qaida in Iraq terror organization.
|UN Urges Australia Not To Detain Asylum-Seekers - The UN has urged Australia to look for alternatives to detaining asylum-seekers arriving by boat who pose no health or security risk to the public.|
| Angelina Jolie Appeals For Safety In Somalia - Angelia Jolie is calling for more international attention and assistance for thousands of Somalis trapped in the country`s capital of Mogadishu by some of the deadliest violence to date. |
|Robert Gates To Meet With Caribbean Counterparts - Robert M. Gates arrived here tonight for meetings to show support for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative aimed at curbing drug trafficking and other trans-border threats.
|Robert Gates Cites Importance of Preventing Civilian Casualties - Robert M. Gates re-emphasized today the top priority U.S. and NATO forces have put on protecting civilian lives, an effort he called critical to success of the Afghanistan strategy.
|Robert Gates Travels To Peru - Robert M. Gates is traveling to Lima, Peru, for the first stop of a regional visit to encourage continued multilateral cooperation.|
|UN To Help Uganda Restore Tombs Of Buganda Kings - The United Nations will help Uganda mobilize resources to restore the Tombs of Buganda Kings.|
|UN Hard At Work In Haiti - More than a million survivors of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti three months ago, or nine of out 10 of those in need, have now received emergency shelter materials, the United Nations reported today. |
|UN Begins Pulling Blue Helmets From Congo - The first stage of withdrawing blue helmets from the country by July is operationally feasible, " but the safety of civilians under threat from militias and criminals remains a priority. |
|UN Chief Ban: We Must Keep Nuclear Materials From Terrorists - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today proposed a series of high-level conferences to flesh out efforts to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear materials. |
|UN Chief Ban Appeals For Peaceful End To Kyrgyz Crisis - Ban Ki-moon today called once again on all parties in Kyrgyzstan to restore constitutional order in a peaceful manner.|
|Obama: Risk Of Nuclear Attack Has Grown - While the risk of nuclear war between countries has dropped, the risk of a nuclear attack has risen, President Barack Obama said today.
|Michelle Obama Praises Military Children - The wives of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute to military children, honoring their strength and sacrifice.|
|Robert Gates Calls Video Of US Helicopter Killing Iraqis "Painful To Watch" - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said recently published footage of a U.S. Apache helicopter killing 12 people in Iraq, including two Reuters news agency personnel, was painful to watch, "|