American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón this morning at the Pentagon to discuss the close security partnership between the United States and Colombia, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.
In a statement summarizing the meeting, Little said Hagel commended Colombia for continuing to make significant progress in its campaign against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a group...
HAVANA – Colombia's largest rebel army is thanking a group of U.S. lawmakers for supporting peace talks that have been conducted in Havana since last fall.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, also say they are open to the creation of a commission that would investigate the cases of victims of the decades-old conflict.
A guerrilla known by the alias Victoria Sandino Palmera read a statement Thursday expressing gratitude to...
Office of the Spokesperson
April 19, 2013
The United States and Colombia signed the U.S.–Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) today. Together with the Environment Chapter of the U.S.–Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), the ECA will strengthen the ties between the United States and Colombia by creating new opportunities to work together to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. The ECA establishes a framework for environmental cooperation and will help...
As Troops Leave, an Uncertain Future for U.S. Aid in Afghanistan - The New York Times. January 14,2013.
By RICHARD W. STEVENSON
It has given most of Afghanistan access to health care for the first time, even if it is weighed down by corruption and waste. It has drawn violent reprisals from the Taliban...
Leading Senate Republicans Set to Block Hagel’s Confirmation - The New York Times. January 14, 2013.
By JEREMY W. PETERS
WASHINGTON — Leading Senate Republicans say that without new information from the White House, they will try to block the confirmation of Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of...
Florida Republicans Brace for a Fraud Trial, and an Airing of Old Grudges - The New York Times. February 9, 2013.
By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
ORLANDO, Fla. — The surroundings are far from opulent and the cocktails will have to wait, but as political events go, this one is expected to draw a who’s who of present and past Florida...
Obama’s Plan to Visit Mideast Stirs Hopes, Slightly - The New York Times. February 9, 2013.
By JODI RUDOREN
JERUSALEM — For more than two years, many Israeli and Palestinian leaders have placed blame for their stalemated peace process not only on one another but on a...
In Address, President Will Focus on the Middle Class - The New York Times. February 9 2013.
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JACKIE CALMES
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday will seek to move...
Obama’s Turn in Bush’s Bind - The New York Times. February 9 2013.
By PETER BAKER
WASHINGTON — If President Obama tuned in to the past week’s bracing debate on Capitol Hill about terrorism, executive power, secrecy and due process, he might have recognized the arguments his...
White House Delivers Dire Warning About Automatic Cuts - The New York Times. February 8, 2013.
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
5:12 p.m. | Updated With a real blizzard bearing down on New England, the policy wonks in the White House tried every which way they could on Friday to warn of the dangers of a...
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