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An Update from the President On Our Mission in Afghanistan

Today, President Obama provided an update on our mission in Afghanistan, announcing that the U.S. will maintain approximately 8,400 troops there through the end of his Administration. The President said that this decision, based on a recommendation from U.S. General Nicholson, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Dunford, will allow the U.S. ...
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Pride Month: The U.S. Embassy Canberra presents ‘Matt Shephard is a Friend of Mine’

The push for LGBT equality has come so far, but much still remains to do. As part of #‎PrideMonth, we met with some Canberra friends at the National Library of Australia this week to remember that fact, and to watch ‘Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ – a moving, documentary tribute to the life ...
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Nine Australians to attend President Obama’s 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

Media Release – June 20, 2016   The U.S. Embassy in Canberra is “chuffed” to announce that nine Australians will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. They will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders ...
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