President’s Weekly Address: We Will Not Be Terrorized

President’s Weekly Address: We Will Not Be Terrorized

Washington, DC… Hi, everybody. This weekend, our hearts are with the people of San Bernardino—another American community shattered by unspeakable violence. We salute the first responders—the police, the SWAT teams, the EMTs—who responded so quickly, with such courage, and saved lives. We pray for the injured as they fight to recover from their wounds. Most […]

FBI Will Investigate San Bernadino Shootings as Terrorist Act

FBI Will Investigate San Bernadino Shootings as Terrorist Act

Washington, DC…The FBI announced today that it has taken the lead on the investigation into the mass shooting that occurred earlier this week in San Bernadino, California, and that the attack that killed 14 people and injured 21 others has been deemed an act of terrorism. “This is now a federal terrorism investigation, led by […]

Dunford: ISIL Wants U.S. to Be Impetuous in Iraq, Syria

Dunford: ISIL Wants U.S. to Be Impetuous in Iraq, Syria

Washington, DC…The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant wants the United States to be “impetuous right now, as opposed to being aggressive,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee today. ISIL “would love nothing more than a large presence of U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq […]

President Obama Speaks At Paris Climate Summit

President Obama Speaks At Paris Climate Summit

Paris, FR… PRESIDENT OBAMA: President Hollande, Mr. Secretary General, fellow leaders. We have come to Paris to show our resolve. We offer our condolences to the people of France for the barbaric attacks on this beautiful city. We stand united in solidarity not only to deliver justice to the terrorist network responsible for those attacks […]

Want To Remember New Names? Sleep On It

Want To Remember New Names? Sleep On It

Boston, MA…A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) offers an additional reason to get a good night’s sleep. In a closely controlled study of fourteen participants, researchers found that they were significantly better at remembering faces and names if they were given an opportunity to sleep for up to eight hours […]

Global Coalition Will Destroy ISIL, Obama Tells Asia-Pacific Region Partners By Shannon Collins DoD News

Global Coalition Will Destroy ISIL, Obama Tells Asia-Pacific Region Partners  By Shannon Collins DoD News

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia….President Barack Obama reconfirmed U.S. and allied commitment against terrorism around the globe, including the Asia-Pacific region, during a speech today at the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asia summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “The Asia Pacific is absolutely critical to promoting security, prosperity and human dignity around the world,” […]

US State Department Issues Travel Warning

US State Department Issues Travel Warning

Washington, DC…The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting […]

President’s Weekly Address: In the Face of Terror, We Stand as One

President’s Weekly Address: In the Face of Terror, We Stand as One

Washington, DC…. Good morning everyone. This past week we’ve seen the best and the worst of humanity. The heinous terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, in Iraq and Nigeria. They showed us once again the depths of the terrorist’s depravity. And at the same time we saw the world come together in solidarity. Parisians opening […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Giving Veterans their Chance

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Giving Veterans their Chance

Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. This week, America came together to salute our veterans – to express our appreciation to all who served so that we might live free. But our gratitude should extend beyond what our veterans have done for us in the past. It should remind us of our responsibility to serve them as well […]

Nohemi Gonzalez 20, Who Was Studying Abroad Becomes First American Fatality In Paris Attacks

Nohemi Gonzalez 20, Who Was Studying Abroad Becomes First American Fatality In Paris Attacks

Long Beach, CA…California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student Nohemi Gonzalez, 20, was killed during the attacks in and around Paris on November 13. Gonzalez, from El Monte, Calif., was a junior studying design. She was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program. Specific details of her passing are not […]