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Biden nominates Indian American to a key position in Pentagon

Mr. Chaudhary has been nominated for the position of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and the Environment U.S. President Joe Biden on October 14 announced his intent to nominate Indian American Ravi Chaudhary to a key position in the Pentagon. A former Air Force officer, Mr. Chaudhary has been nominated […]

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Biden administration outlines a softer focus for Quad

Visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State clarified the different track compared to security role for AUKUS The Quad is a “non-defence, non-military” arrangement, said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman during her visit to India and Pakistan last week, indicating at two separate interactions that the purpose of the Australia-India-Japan-United States grouping is meant […]

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Joe Biden advisor headed to Egypt as Israel-Hamas tensions rise

Jake Sullivan plans to follow up on the Egypt talks during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Eyal Hulata, next week in Washington, said National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne. President Joe Biden’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan is heading to Cairo on Wednesday for talks with Egyptian government officials about rising tensions between Israel […]

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Biden, Congress face big week for agenda, government funding

An expected Monday vote on a related $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package is now postponed until Thursday, amid ongoing negotiations. It’s a consequential week for President Joe Biden’s agenda, as Democratic leaders delicately trim back his $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” package to win over remaining lawmakers and work to quickly pass legislation to avoid […]

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Wide-angle oddity: Giant Bidens meet tiny Carters

Jill Biden wore a dress covered in lemons and two delicate silver bracelets. Rosalynn Carter was dressed more casually in a white long-sleeved T-shirt, sneakers and a smartwatch. Joe Biden wore a royal-blue suit, and Jimmy Carter a sport coat over a T-shirt. Written by Heather Murphy It was a pleasant 86 or so degrees […]

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U.S. President Joe Biden pressed on emissions goal

The emissions target, eagerly awaited by all sides of the climate debate, will signal how aggressively Mr. Biden wants to move on climate change. When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that […]