Tag Archives: U.N.

Ashton Carter: DoD Makes Additional Commitments for UN Peacekeeping Efforts

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has outlined the Defense Department‘s new commitments to aid U.N. peacekeeping operations, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter said at the U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in the U.K. that peacekeeping efforts are changing amid new global challenges and a wider reach of missions. Carter announced DoD will support …

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DoD’s Andrew Weber Accepts New Role in State Department’s Ebola Coordination Unit

Andrew Weber, assistant secretary for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs at the Pentagon, plans to leave the agency for the State Department later this month. In his new role, Weber will work with former U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy Powell to coordinate with international partners in containing the Ebola epidemic, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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IAEA Chief, Iran Envoy Schedule Talks in Vienna

High-level talks between the United Nations and Iran representatives will take place next week as Iran aims to convince the international community its nuclear program is legitimate, Reuters said Thursday. Fredrik Dahl writes International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi have scheduled the …

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North Korea Launches 4 Short-Range Missiles

North Korea has launched four short-range missiles in two consecutive days off of its east coast, according to a Reuters article. Jane Chung writes an official from South Korea’s defense ministry told local news agency Yonhap that N. Korea fired the missile Sunday despite calls from Western governments to wane down …

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