Rapid Fire Evening 2011-06-29: Safety in the Indian Ocean
- The Dutch Defense Minister, Hans Hillen,Â replicates outgoing US Defense SecretaryÂ Robert Gates and uses aÂ Security and Defence AgendaÂ event to call for a greater pooling of resources among NATO’s European partners.
- President Barack ObamaÂ tells a press conferenceÂ that questions over whether he should have sought congressional approval for operations in Libya are ‘noise about process’. The President is also confident that he has fulfilled his commitment not deploy troops on the ground and that the United States has been supportive of operations led by other NATO members.
- The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, tells the launch of theÂ Fund for Peace’s 2011 Failed States IndexÂ that the United States can stillÂ provide aid to failed states, providing that Washington strikes the correct fiscal balance.
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