|Mike Mullen: Military Will Continue to Support Spill Effort - The military will continue to support the effort to cap and mitigate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but it does not have the technical expertise to take over the operation.|
|UN: Lord's Resistance Army Causing Havoc In Central Africa - Numerous attacks by the insurgents of the Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) in south-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) have displaced an estimated 20,000 people.|
|The Obama Admin. Response To The BP Oil Spill - The Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill
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|Southcom Completes Haiti Disaster Response - The U.S. military today officially ended its earthquake disaster response in Haiti today.|
| Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell` Review Process Vital, Mike Mullen Says - It`s of vital importance that the Pentagon gain input from servicemembers and military families on their views about the repeal of the so-called don`t ask, don`t tell " law, the top U.S. military officer said.|
|U.S. Navy Ship Disrupts Suspected Pirate Attack - The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto yesterday disrupted nine suspected Somali pirates from attacking a Maltese-flagged vessel that was transiting here.
|UN peacekeepers Help With Rescue Efforts After Ship Sinks Off Liberian Coast - United Nations peacekeepers serving in Liberia have joined in search and rescue efforts off the coast of the West African country after a ship sank overnight.|
|UN Prepares To Assist Central Americans Affected By Tropical Storm Agatha - United Nations agencies are preparing to assist tens of thousands of people in the wake of tropical storm Agatha.|
|Obama: Live Lives Worthy of Fallen Warriors` Sacrifices - Obama called on the nation during a Memorial Day address at Joint Base Andrews, Md., to honor the legacy of its fallen warriors and to live lives worthy of their sacrifices.
|UN Seeks $18 Million To Assist Afghan Refugees In Iran - Since 2002, UNHCR has helped more than 860,000 refugees repatriate to Afghanistan. In addition, a million Afghans have returned home spontaneously since that time.
|UN Chief Ban Shocked By Deadly Raid On Gaza Aid Flotilla - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his shock at the deadly military interception on boats loaded with relief supplies headed for Gaza.|
|UN Security Council Condemns Deadly Raid On Gaza Aid Ships - The Security Council today condemned Monday`s deadly Israeli military interception of a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza, calling for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation. " |
|Obama Visits Troops at New Fisher House - Obama visited gravestones at the Lincoln Cemetery near Chicago today, but when torrential rains cancelled his prepared Memorial Day remarks, paid a stop at a newly opened Fisher House.
|UN Chief Ban Welcomes Pardoning Of Gay Couple In Malawi - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lauded the courageous decision announced today by the leader of Malawi to pardon a gay couple recently sentenced to 14 years in prison.|
|Robert Gates Addresses Troops on Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell` Repeal - Robert M. Gates told troops worldwide today that any repeal of the so-called don`t ask don`t tell law will be delayed until the ongoing Defense Department high-level review is completed.|
|UN Pays Tribute To Peacemakers - The United Nations celebrated on 28 May the dedication and courage of the men and women who play an indispensable role in the cause of peace around the world.|
|Mike Mullen: I'm OK With Legislation To Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that he`s comfortable with proposed legislation that seeks to repeal the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military.|
|Obama: Guardsmen Can Aid Intelligence, Interdiction at Border - An agreement to send hundreds of additional National Guardsmen to the southwestern U.S. border is one part of a comprehensive approach needed for immigration reform, President Barack Obama said today.
|UN Provides Aid to Ghanian Refugees - The United Nations refugee agency is rushing aid to about 3,500 Ghanaians who have fled into neighbouring Togo.|
|Joe Biden: Troop Care Tops Nation`s Obligations - Caring for troops is the nation`s one truly sacred obligation, " Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday during a dinner for wounded warriors.|