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  • House Panel Embarrasses VA Undersecretary In Oversight Hearing [VIDEO]

    04/19/2016 9:52:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/19/16 | Luke Rosiak
    Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary David J. Shulkin gave false information to Congress Tuesday, claiming that a Daily Caller News Foundation post was wrong, only to have department officials be forced to admit shortly afterwards that the story was accurate. TheDCNF exclusively reported in March that Elizabeth Rivera was reinstated to her VA job, thanks to union rules after she got out of jail on an armed robbery charge and subsequent criminal conviction. TheDCNF asked department officials about the situation prior to publication and even got a written statement saying that Rivera’s behavior was not sufficient grounds for termination...
  • Wendy Sherman to Israel: Don't Make Iran Talks Harder

    02/22/2014 9:23:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/14 | Elad Benari
    Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of state for political affairs and the head of the American negotiation team to the nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers (P5+1), said Saturday that the goal is to reach a permanent agreement with Iran by July 20. Sherman was speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, where she arrived in order to brief the Israelis on the latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 in Vienna. In what appeared to be a warning to Israel, she said the United States hopes no one will interfere with the talks. "We don't enter these talks with...
  • Obama Nominates Defense Acquisition Undersecretary

    02/25/2009 3:38:52 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 378+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2009 | By Donna Miles
    Note: The following text is a quote: Obama Nominates Defense Acquisition Undersecretary By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2009 – President Barack Obama announced yesterday that he will nominate Ashton Carter to be the next undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Carter is the chairman of the International and Global Affairs faculty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He served as assistant secretary of defense for International Security Policy from 1993 to 1996. If confirmed to the post held by John Young since 2007, Carter would oversee a sweeping defense...
  • Undersecretary Tours Salah Ad Din Fertilizer Plant

    01/16/2007 4:38:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 241+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Joshua R. Ford
    Riyad Aldahas, director general of the State Company of Fertilizers in Northern Iraq, gives his thanks to Paul A. Brinkley, deputy undersecretary of Defense for Business Transformation, for visiting the facility Jan. 10, 2007, at the Bayji Fertilizer Plant. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua R. Ford Undersecretary Tours Salah Ad Din Fertilizer Plant U.S. leaders, industry executives meet to discuss bringing the plant to full capacity. By Spc. Joshua R. Ford 3rd Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division BAYJI, Iraq, Jan. 16, 2007 -- Paul A. Brinkley, deputy undersecretary of defense for Business Transformation, and Brig. Gen. Francis...
  • Panel OKs Karen Hughes for State Dept.

    07/26/2005 10:04:46 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 466+ views
    AP ^ | 7-26-05
    WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved the nomination of Karen Hughes, a former political adviser to President Bush, as the State Department's top public relations official. The Senate is expected to complete the confirmation process this week before leaving for its August recess. Hughes' main assignment as Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs is to reverse anti-American sentiment around the world. She said at a committee hearing last week that the challenge was "the urgent need to foster greater understanding, more respect and a sense of common ideals among Americans and people...