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    America is Leading the World

    America is leading the world against the most pressing challenges, including the fight to degrade and destroy ISIL, the effort to stop the Ebola epidemic, and the movement to confront the threat from climate change.

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama at UN (Photos: Reuters)

    Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly

    President Obama (Sept. 24): "Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope."

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    Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

    President Obama (Sep. 23): "The U.S. military actions also included strikes to disrupt plotting against the U.S. and our allies by the Khorasan Group -- seasoned al Qaeda operatives in Syria."

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry at Global Counterterrorism Forum (State Dept. Image)

    Global Counterterrorism Forum

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 23): "The evil that ISIL represents is not something that Iraq or even the region can or should take on alone. We face a common threat, and our response has to be all hands on deck."

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    Secretary Penny Pritzker to Lead High-Level U.S. Business Delegation to Poland and Turkey

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a high-level delegation of America’s top CEOs on an economic fact-finding mission this week to Poland and Turkey. Secretary Pritzker and the CEOs, all of whom are members of the President’s Export Council (PEC) will use the trip to identify immediate and long-term opportunities to increase trade and investment between the U.S. and Poland and the U.S. and Turkey, two high-potential, fast-growing markets.  

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    Congressional Authorization to Train Syrian Opposition

    In the State Dining Room of the White House, President Obama makes a statement regarding Congress's approval of the plan to train and equip the opposition in Syria. (Sep.18)  

  • Secretary Kerry and Iraqi President Fuad Masum Address Reporters at the United Nations (State Dept. Image)
    Combating ISIL

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 23): "We are going to do what is necessary to take the fight to ISIL, to begin to make it clear that terrorism, extremism does not have a place in the building of civilized society."  Video »

  • U.S. President Barack Obama and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the White House, Sept. 18, 2014
    Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Ukraine

    Speaking September 18 at the White House following talks with visiting President Petro Poroshenko at his side, Obama announced an additional $53 million in fresh aid to Ukraine — $46 million to bolster Ukraine’s security and $7 million in humanitarian aid. 

  • President Obama at MacDill Air Force Base
    "If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven"

    On September 17, 2014, President Obama spoke to service members at MacDill Air Force Base about the U.S. strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL and to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.  Video »

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
    U. S. Strategy to Defeat ISIL

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 17): "The United States will not go it alone. That has been a fundamental principle on which President Obama has sought to organize this effort. And that is why we are building a coalition, a global coalition." 

  • Under Secretary Wendy Sherman (Georgetown University Screenhot image)
    U.S. Policy in the Middle East

    Under Secretary Sherman (Sept. 16): "America’s policy in the Middle East begins with our understanding that the problems now plaguing the region have tangled roots. The internal divides, historic rivalries, and contemporary competitions feed off of one another." 

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    Daily Press Briefing: Turkey

    Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Sept. 16): "When it comes to Turkey, we share a partnership with them that’s essential. They play a key role, obviously, in the region, and ISIL is a threat to Turkey’s security." 

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (State Dept. Image)
    Kerry’s Roundtable Discussion in Paris on ISIL, U.N., Mideast

    Secretary Kerry: Thirty delegations, twenty-six countries. And I looked over across the table and saw the Shia foreign minister – not to be sectarian, but in view of what has happened there – sitting next to the – Barzani chief of staff representing Kurds with a new president of Iraq, with all of these countries assembled in order to focus on ISIL. And I have to tell you, two months ago none of you – most people would not have predicted that was possible. This is an incredible transformation that has taken place through diplomacy over the course of the last two months.  

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to the press with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey on September 12, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    Press Availability in Ankara

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 12): "So we have a superb team in place to lead our work in the coalition to take on ISIL and to help the innocent people of Iraq and Syria and elsewhere to be able to rebuild their lives. And we will continue to consult closely with our partners...."  

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey on September 12, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
    Remarks With FM Cavusoglu Before Meeting

    Secretary Kerry (Sept. 12): We’ve had very in-depth conversations about all of the subjects on which Turkey and the United States are deeply involved. And we are important partners, obviously, in NATO, but not just in NATO.  

  • Date: 08/19/2013 Description: Syrian Refugees Walk Near UNHCR Tents in Jordan. © AP Image
    U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis

    (Sept. 12): Secretary Kerry announced the U.S. is providing nearly $500 million in additional humanitarian aid to help those affected by the war in Syria. The funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the conflict in March 2011 to more than $2.9 billion. 

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    National Day of Service and Remembrance

    "On this solemn anniversary, we pause in remembrance, in reflection, and once again in unity. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 men, women, and children -- friends and neighbors, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters -- were taken from us with a heartbreaking swiftness and cruelty." 

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  • The English Language Office, in partnership with biNu, has created a free, all-in-one American English app for your mobile phone featuring e-books, audiobooks, songs and games aimed at improving English language skills. Students can study English anytime, on their own or with friends using social media features like Facebook and Twitter. Teachers can use the app to bring content into the classroom or encourage students to practice in their free time.

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