Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Meeting on Ukrainian Sovereignty and Russian Accountability

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK, NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: (Via interpreter) Thank you very much, Madam President, for having brought this council together at this very grave moment of the crisis of the war of Russia on Ukraine. (In English) Mr. Secretary General, thank you …

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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the 15th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas

Good afternoon. It’s great to be here with you. Let me thank Minister Paulo Sergio and our Brazilian hosts for bringing us all together today. We’re gathering at an important moment for the region that we all call home—a moment that calls for deeper cooperation and a renewed spirit of common purpose. As President Biden …

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Fact vs. Fiction: Russian Disinformation on Ukraine

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON The Department of State, working with the U.S. interagency, is aware of several Russian military and intelligence entities that are engaged in information confrontation targeting Ukraine.  These activities include the spread of disinformation and propaganda attempting to paint Ukraine and Ukrainian government officials as the aggressor in the Russia-Ukraine …

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The Stakes of Russian Aggression for Ukraine and Beyond

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BERLIN-BRANDENBURG ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BERLIN, GERMANY JANUARY 20, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. First, let me say how honored I am by the presence of so many friends, colleagues, leaders across different communities here in Germany, and also leaders in the partnership that links our two countries. I’m …

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Briefing with Deputy Secretary Wendy R. Sherman on the U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue

SPECIAL BRIEFING WENDY R. SHERMAN, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE VIA TELECONFERENCE MR PRICE:  Good morning, for those of you in the United States.  Good afternoon, for those of you in Europe.  Thank you for joining this press call regarding our diplomacy in pursuit of a de-escalation with Russia.  As you know, this is an on-the-record press …

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U.S. and Brazilian Armies to participate in Exercise Southern Vanguard 22

Brasília, November 26, 2021:  The U.S. Army, in partnership with the Brazilian Army, will conduct Exercise Southern Vanguard 22, a combined military training exercise aimed at improving combined forces readiness, Nov. 28 – Dec. 18. Southern Vanguard 22, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored annual exercise at the operational and tactical levels, aims to increase interoperability between U.S. and Western …

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U.S. Southern Commander visits Brasilia and Manaus

Brasília, November 24, 2021: Between 22 and 24 November, the United States Southern Commander, General Laura Richardson, participated in a series of meetings with Brazilian defense leadership in Brasília and Manaus as a component of ongoing efforts to strengthen the partnership between both nations. During the meetings, Commander Richardson reinforced the strong and historic cooperative …

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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Travel to Brazil and Argentina

This week, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will travel to Brazil and Argentina, joined by National Security Council Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez, Senior Director for Technology and National Security Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director for Cyber Amit Mital, and Department of State Senior Bureau Official for Western Hemisphere Ricardo Zuniga.  In his first …

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Brazilian, U.S. military leaders emphasize partnerships at joint training exercise  

Brazilian Army becomes the first South American army to send a company-sized element to train at the Joint Readiness Training Center    Brasilia, February 18, 2021 –  During World War II, Brazil was the only South American country to contribute troops to the allied cause, and 75 years later, the Brazilian Army became the first South American army to send a company-sized element …

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Newest U.S. Navy submarine visits naval base in Itaguaí

Coinciding with Dia Nacional do Marinheiro, the fast-attack submarine USS Vermont (SSN 792), conducted a brief stop at the Itaguaí submarine base, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, to celebrate two milestones reached by the Brazilian Navy in its Submarine Development Program (PROSUB):  the launch of the BNS Humaitá (S41) and the incorporation of two additional indigenous-built submarine BNS …

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Proposed Purchase of MK 54 Torpedoes by Brazil Approved

Original publication can be found at: https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/brazil-mk-54-lightweight-torpedoes WASHINGTON, December 1, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Brazil of MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes and related equipment for an estimated cost of $70 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress …

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U.S Coast Guard, Brazil Navy conduct regional engagements to strengthen partnership

Brasília, 2 de dezembro de 2020 – The Coast Guard hosted members of the Brazilian Navy on three occasions in November throughout the Southeastern United States. On Nov. 6, Sector Jacksonville held an arrival ceremony in Mayport, Fla., for the Brazilian training ship NE Brasil (U27), attended by the crews of USCGCs Maria Bray (WLM …

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