Chief of the General Staff of the Việt Nam People’s Army and Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Văn Giang (right) hosted a reception in Hà Nội on August 19 for Chief of Staff of the US Air Force Gen. David Goldfein. — VNA/VNS Photo from the People's Army newspaper HÀ NỘI — Chief of the General Staff of the Việt Nam People’s Army and Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Văn Giang hosted a reception in Hà Nội on August 19 for Chief of Staff of the US Air Force Gen. David Goldfein. Giang told his guest that defence ties between Việt Nam and the US are growing in line with the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation signed in 2011 and the Việt Nam-US Joint Vision Statement on Defence Relations signed in 2015. The two countries have reaped effective results in bilateral defence cooperation such as exchange of delegations, dialogue … [Read more...] about Chief of Staff of US Air Force welcomed in Hà Nội
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Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang has made his visits at the invitation of Lieutenant General Melvyn Ong, Chief of Defense Force of Singapore, and Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of the Japanese Self-defense Forces. Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang spoke at a conference The official visits to Singapore and Japan of the Vietnamese high-ranking military delegation aim to boost friendship, understanding, and mutual trust between Vietnam and Singapore and between Vietnam and Japan, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world. During the visits, the parties will review bilateral defense cooperation outcomes over the past time and agree on directions and measures to boost defense cooperation in the coming time. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...] about Chief of General Staff starts visits to Singapore and Japan
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jess Bidgood and Liz Goodwin Globe Staff December 27, 2018 Senator Elizabeth Warren named a new chief of staff on Thursday, changing up her office ahead of a possible presidential run and making it one of only a handful in the Senate to be led by a person of color.Anne Reid, a senior adviser to Warren who worked previously for the Obama administration and as a Democratic committee staffer on Capitol Hill, is set to begin in the role when the 116th Congress opens next week.Reid, who is black, joined Warren’s office earlier in the fall. She has a background in public health, having served as a counselor to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the final secretary of Health and Human Services during Obama’s presidency. Before she joined the administration, she was part of the professional staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee, where she became the top Democratic … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren names new chief of staff
Zeke Miller and Lolita Baldor Associated Press Published 8:20 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 Washington – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreements over America’s role in the world. Mattis, perhaps the most respected foreign policy official in Trump’s administration, will leave by the end of February after two tumultuous years struggling to soften and moderate the president’s hardline and sometimes sharply changing policies. He told Trump in a letter that he was leaving because “you have a right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours.” His departure was immediately lamented by foreign policy hands and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, who viewed the retired Marine general as a sober voice of experience in the ear of a president who had never held political office or served in … [Read more...] about Mattis resigning as Pentagon chief after clashes with Trump
Robert Burns, Ap National Security Writer Updated 9:38 pm PST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meets with Democratic leaders the Oval Office in Washington. Against the advice of many in his own administration, Trump is pulling U.S. troops out of Syria. But the abruptness with which Trump is turning the page on Syria is raising questions about whether he might not do the same in Iraq or Afghanistan. less In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meets with Democratic leaders the Oval Office in Washington. Against the advice of many in his own administration, Trump is pulling U.S. ... more Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Dec. 11, … [Read more...] about Trump pulling out of Syria. Might Afghanistan be next?