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Geopolitical Calendar Events for 4/14: U.S. #Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to visit Belgium, meet with #NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. #Iran and the U.S. expected to hold next indirect meetings over JCPOA in Vienna. Read more here:
@NATO @jensstoltenberg | @DeptofDefense @LloydAu #BREAKINGstinUS to respond 'forcefully' to any Taliban attack during Afghanistan drawdown, secretary austin'>Defense Secretary Austin says #SputnikBreakingP @DeptofDefense1 @LloydAustinud
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin praises President Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by Sept 11: “I fully support his decision. Our troops have accomplished the mission they were sent to Afghanistan to accomplish. And they have much for which to be proud.”
Today I swore in @LloydAustin as the Secretary of @DeptofDefense . Secretary Austin’s integrity, experience, and intimate knowledge of the issues facing our military make him the right leader for this moment.
Lloyd Austin, recently retired Army general Biden nominated for secretary of defense, says he will “rid our ranks of racists and extremists and commit to a climate where everyone fit and willing to serve” can.