Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Full Scale Exercise at New Jersey Marine Terminals

Port of Newark, New Jersey - This morning, I had the privilege of observing the New Jersey Marine Terminal full-scale explosion exercise at the Port of Newark. Given the current threat environment, these exercises are vital and allow for multi-discipline and multi-jurisdictional planning and coordination.

States Shoulder Brunt of Environmental Regulatory Costs

Washington, DC - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report, titled “The Growing Burden of EPA Unfunded Mandates on the States,” examining the current challenge U.S. states face as they work to comply with and implement myriad new environmental regulations. States administer 96.5% of all federal delegated environmental programs, but the report found that federal grants to states only fund 28% of the amount needed to run the programs.

Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose To Travel to Argentina, Chile, and Colombia

Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank A. Rose will travel to South America to discuss arms control, space security, and other issues of mutual interest from August 18 to August 25

Vice President Joe Biden’s Meeting with the President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic

Belgrade - The Vice President met with President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic in Belgrade today. The leaders agreed on the critical importance to regional stability of continuing to strengthen Serbia's relationship with its neighbors.

US Service Members, Lebanese Armed Forces Participate in Exercise Resolute Response 16

Jounieh, Lebanon - U.S. service members are participating in Exercise Resolute Response (RR) 16 with Lebanese armed forces (LAF) at Jounieh Naval Base, Lebanon, August 8-17.