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Posted on Fri, November 13, 2009 - 7:06:38

Teddy in Sudan writes:

We want to follow your way of clearing all landmine from southern sudan. Its excellent a work done.

From the entry 'Mozambique: U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Opens New Opportunities'.

Posted on Fri, November 13, 2009 - 5:34:36

Eric in New Mexico writes:

Building walls to challenge folks to tear them down?...Mmm, I guess that's always a plan for urban renewal, the hard way!

Thing is,…

From the entry 'What Lessons Can We Learn From the Fall of the Berlin Wall?'.

Posted on Fri, November 13, 2009 - 2:18:30

Josephine in the Philippines writes:

"for our children and grandchildren future."

From the entry 'Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Underscores U.S. Commitment to APEC'.

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U.S. and Asia: “Inextricably Linked”
Posted by DipNote Bloggers on Nov 13, 2009 - 03:19 PM

President Obama and Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at press conference, Tokyo, Nov. 13, 2009. [AP]

The White House Blog highlights President Obama's remarks with Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama of Japan at a joint press conference in Tokyo. President Obama said:

"We have to understand that the future of the United States and Asia is inextricably linked. The issues that matter most to our people -- issues of economic growth and job creation, non-proliferation, clean energy -- these are all issues that have to be part of a joint agenda. And we had very productive discussions about these issues this…





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Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in the Philippines
Posted by Kristie A. Kenney on Nov 13, 2009 - 10:59 AM

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About the Author: Kristie A. Kenney serves as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines.

Secretary Clinton's first day in Manila ended with a lovely and gracious dinner hosted by Philippine President Arroyo. The thirty guests ate local fish…





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Question of the Week: What Lessons Can We Learn From the Fall of the Berlin Wall?
Posted by DipNote Bloggers on Nov 06, 2009 - 08:03 PM

Germans from East and West stand on the Berlin Wall, Nov. 10, 1989. [AP File Photo]

November 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Secretary Clinton travels to Berlin to represent the United States at the 20th anniversary commemoration and meet with senior German officials. Prior to her trip, Secretary Clinton said, "For Americans, our relationship with Germany is rooted in our commitment to freedom and democracy."

What lessons can we learn from the fall of the Berlin Wall?





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Innovative Engagement With Advocacy Groups on Sudan
Posted by Scott Gration on Nov 12, 2009 - 11:02 PM

Special Envoy Gration discusses Obama Administration's Sudan policy during webcast, Nov. 10, 2009.

About the Author: Major General (Ret) Scott Gration serves as the President’s Special Envoy to Sudan.

On Tuesday, I participated in the ‘Ask U.S.’ live stream video question and answer session at the White House. Samantha Power, NSC Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs, and I answered questions posed to us by Jerry Fowler, the President of the Save Darfur Coalition, and Layla Amjadi, the Student Director of Stand (the student-led division of the Genocide…





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Secretary Clinton Live Online Townterview
Posted by DipNote Bloggers on Nov 12, 2009 - 08:03 PM

Secretary Clinton live

U.S. Secretary of State participated in a live online "townterview" in Manila, Philipppines Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 PM EDT.

This event was featured online at: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/ancliveevents. An online discussion also took place on Twitter using the hashtag: #ancclinton.





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Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Arrives Manila, Announces New Typhoon Relief
Posted by Kristie A. Kenney on Nov 12, 2009 - 03:20 PM

Secretary Clinton greets students at Malanday National High School, Manila, Nov. 12, 2009.[AP Photo]

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About the Author: Kristie A. Kenney serves as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines.

Under a brilliant blue sky, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Manila. After a red carpet welcome at the airport, she headed straight to…





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Philippines: Conventional Weapons Destruction Partnership Promotes Security
Posted by Charles Stonecipher on Nov 12, 2009 - 01:14 PM

Road roller runs over confiscated rifles and handguns, Quezon City, Philippines, July 10, 2002. [AP]

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About the Author: Charles Stonecipher is a Program Manager from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the Department’s Bureau…





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Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Underscores U.S. Commitment to APEC
Posted by DipNote Bloggers on Nov 11, 2009 - 02:57 PM

Secretary Clinton at press conference after APEC ministerial meetings, Singapore, Nov. 11, 2009.[AP]

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Today, Secretary Clinton participated in APEC ministerial meetings in Singapore. Following the meetings, the Secretary said:

"Here in Singapore, we’ve had a productive day of discussion, covering the full range of regional and global issues…





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A Salute to Marine Security Guards
Posted by Michael Coady on Nov 11, 2009 - 12:41 AM

Sun rises behind silhoutted Iow Jima Memorial, Arlington, VA, Jan. 19, 2006. [AP File Photo]

About the Author: Michael Coady serves as Marine Security Guard (MSG) Branch Chief in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

This Veterans Day, as the nation honors the men and women who have served so selflessly in our armed forces, I urge my Department of State colleagues to pay special tribute to the members — past and present — of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group.

Referred to informally as Marine Security Guards (MSGs), today more than 1,300 of these dedicated, specially trained Marines are deployed worldwide to help protect U.S. embassies and consulates around the globe.






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Travel Diary: Embassy Manila Prepares for Secretary Clinton’s Visit
Posted by Kristie A. Kenney on Nov 10, 2009 - 10:24 PM

Amb. Kenney greets Girl Scouts waving U.S. and Philippine flags, Feb. 9, 2007. [AP File Photo]

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About the Author: Kristie A. Kenney serves as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines.

Embassy Manila is all abuzz with the announcement that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Manila November 12-13. As Secretary Clinton said…





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