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News Transcripts document all DOD news briefings and significant interviews. News transcripts issued within the past 30 days are listed below. Older transcripts are available on the transcript archive page. Transcripts are also available by e-mail subscription. Go to DOD News for more information and for links to other news items.

03/30/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Gen. Fraser from the Pentagon on U.S. Southern Command Operations
03/28/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Vice Adm. Gortney from the Pentagon on Libya Operation Odyssey Dawn
03/27/2011:   CBS's "Face the Nation" interview with Secretary Gates and Secretary Clinton on Libya
03/27/2011:   NBC's "Meet the Press" interview with Secretary Gates and Secretary Clinton on Libya
03/27/2011:   ABC's "This Week" interview with Secretary Gates and Secretary Clinton on Libya
03/25/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Vice Adm. Gortney from the Pentagon on Libya Operation Odyssey Dawn
03/24/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Vice Adm. Gortney from the Pentagon on Libya Operation Odyssey Dawn
03/24/2011:   Joint Press Conference with Secretary Gates and Minister Barak from Tel Aviv, Israel
03/24/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Lt. Col. Walker and Governor Azizi via Teleconference from Afghanistan
03/23/2011:   Media Availability with Secretary Gates from Cairo, Egypt
03/23/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Rear Adm. Hueber via Telephone from USS Mount Whitney
03/22/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Adm. Locklear via Telephone from USS Mount Whitney
03/22/2011:   Joint Press Statement by Secretary Gates and Minister Serdyukov at the Ministry of Defense Guest House, Moscow
03/22/2011:   Media Availability with Secretary Gates from Moscow, Russia
03/21/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Gen. Ham via Teleconference from Germany
03/21/2011:   Secretary Gates Speech at Kuznetzov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg with Q&A
03/20/2011:   Media Availability with Secretary Gates enroute to Russia, from Andrews Air Force Base
03/20/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Vice Adm. Gortney from the Pentagon on Libya Operation Odyssey Dawn
03/19/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Vice Adm. Gortney from the Pentagon on Libya Operation Odyssey Dawn
03/17/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Adm. Willard via Telephone from Hawaii on humanitarian assistance operations in Japan
03/12/2011:   Media Availability with Secretary Gates en route to Andrews Air Force Base from Manama, Bahrain
03/10/2011:   Media Availability with Secretary Gates at the NATO Defense Ministers Meeting from Brussels, Belgium
03/08/2011:   Remarks by Secretary Gates to Service Members in Sangin, Afghanistan
03/08/2011:   Media Availability with Secretary Gates from COP Kowall, Afghanistan
03/07/2011:   Joint Press Conference with Secretary Gates and President Karzai from Kabul, Afghanistan
03/04/2011:   Remarks by Secretary Gates at the United States Air Force Academy
03/03/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Mills via Teleconference from Afghanistan
03/01/2011:   DOD News Briefing with Secretary Gates and Adm. Mullen from the Pentagon

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson before meeting in Mexico City, April 23, 2014. Hagel will attend a defense ministerial conference with Mexico, Canada and the United States before traveling to Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel watches a live-fire demonstration behind a blast screen while touring a special operations command on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 23, 2014. Hagel traveled to Fort Bragg to visit military members, receive briefings, and view unit demonstrations and capabilities. The secretary will continue his three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala to meet with defense counterparts.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama views the scene of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., from Marine One, April 22, 2014. Obama later met privately with families who lost loved ones. White House photo by Pete Souza
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts an honor cordon for French army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of the defense staff, at the Pentagon, April 23, 2014. The two leaders later discussed bilateral defense topics.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Milano jumps over a wall during a mock helicopter raid as part of weapons and tactics instructor course Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 9, 2014. Milano is an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza
  • U.S. Air Force and Marine engineers insulate the roof at the Edward P. Yorke school during New Horizons 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the exercise, during which civil engineers from the United States and Belize will construct three school additions in Belize City and one in Hattieville.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
  • U.S. Army Spc. Steven Dixon, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Harjind Sidhu examine a patient's teeth during New Horizons Belize 2014 in Progresso, Belize, April 11, 2014. Dixon is a dental technician and Sidhu is a dentist. The medical training exercise gives U.S. and Canadian military doctors and nurses the opportunity to work with their Belize counterparts to provide free care to Belizeans. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar
  • Army 2nd Lt. John Bergman low crawls through a water obstacle during the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Camp Rogers on Fort Benning, Ga., April 11, 2014. Bergman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner
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