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  • Ambassador McCarthy Observes Live Fire Exercise In Pabrade

    Ambassador McCarthy Observes Live Fire Exercise

    On March 4th, Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy, joined by a group of Ambassadors of NATO countries, observed a Bilateral Platoon Live Fire Exercise conducted by Lightning Troop and Lithuanian forces at Pabrade Training Area.

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  • Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission to NATO Visits Lithuania

    Deputy Chief of US-NATO Mission Visits Lithuania

    On February 19-20th, Deputy Chief of the U.S. mission to NATO Lee Litzenberger visited Lithuania to assure consistent cooperation and commitment of Lithuania, U.S. and other countries within NATO.

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  • Secretary Kerry on Lithuania's National Day

    Secretary Kerry on Lithuania's National Day

    Secretary Kerry (February 16): "The ties between our nations are deep, and our cultures are intertwined. As NATO allies, we are committed to freedom, democracy, and human rights."

  • Munich Security Conference

    Munich Security Conference

    Vice President Joe Biden (February 7): "President Putin has to make a simple, stark choice: Get out of Ukraine or face continued isolation and growing economic costs at home."

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  • U.S. National Security Strategy

    U.S. National Security Strategy

    On February 6, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice presented President Obama’s National Security Strategy, which outlines the president’s foreign policy vision and priorities as well ascommunicates America’s priorities to its allies around the world.

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  • Embassy Officers Judge English Language Public Speaking Competition
    Embassy Officers Judge Public Speaking Competition

    On February 20th, 2015, Vice Consul Jillian Schmitt and Political-Economic Secretary Sam Schmitt attended National Public Speaking Competition at LCC International University in Klaipėda. More than 30 students, ranging from ages 16-18, from 15 various cities throughout Lithuania that were competing to represent the country in the international competition. 

  • Authorization of the Use of Force Against ISIL
    Authorization of the Use of Force Against ISIL

    President Obama (February 11): "Today, my administration submitted a draft resolution to Congress to authorize the use of force against ISIL. I want to be very clear about what it does and what it does not do."   Video »

  • Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing
    Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing

    On February 4th, Former Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter testified on his nomination to be Secretary of Defense and answered the questions of the Senate Committee on Armed Services.  Video »

  • #McCarthyMonitor: Cyber Security: U.S. and Lithuania Creating a More Secure Cyber Space
    #McCarthyMonitor: Cyber Security: U.S. and Lithuania Creating a More Secure Cyber Space

    Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy (February 2): "Although we enter 2015 better protected against cyber threats, the threats are also more sophisticated and frequent than ever. New paradigms of cooperation will be required to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of our collective cyberspace."  #McCarthyMonitor »

  • State of the Union 2015
    State of the Union 2015

    On January 20th, President Obama updated Americans on the most important issues facing the country as well as U.S. foreign policy in his State of the Union Address.   Video »

  • Snow Meeting 2015
    Snow Meeting 2015

    On January 15-16, PDAS for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Paul W. Jones participated in a high level discussion forum "Snow Meeting" in Trakai and Vilnius, which gathered strategists and experts to discuss international security. This year’s meeting focused on Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine.  

  • #McCarthyMonitor: More Choices in Stores, More Money in Your Pocket
    #McCarthyMonitor: T-TIP Will Mean More Choices for EU and U.S. Consumers

    On December 19th, Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy published a post on #McCarthyMonitor blog, which discusses benefits that Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership brings to European and American consumers.  #McCarthyMonitor »

  • Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    President Obama (December 9): "I will continue to use my authority as President to make sure we never resort to those methods again." 

  • #McCarthyMonitor: Cyber Security: A Growing Concern for Consumers Online in Lithuania and the U.S.
    #McCarthyMonitor: Cyber Security: A Growing Concern for Consumers Online in Lithuania and the U.S.

    Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy (December 2): "It may not seem like an obvious issue at first glance, but there are so many reasons why we should all be thinking about cyber security as we end the year."  #McCarthyMonitor »

  • TTIP: A Strategic Opportunity
    TTIP: A Strategic Opportunity

    On November 25th, U.S. Embassy Vilnius held an international conference "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A Strategic Opportunity", which gathered together diplomatic corps as well as representatives of government and business to discuss effect of the TTIP on the region.  Video »

  • TTIP: The Case for Trans-Atlantic Economic Partnership
    TTIP: The Case for Trans-Atlantic Economic Partnership

    PDAS Kurt Tong (November 25): "Together we face a once-in-a-generation opportunity: to establish a model for smarter, more effective, and more efficient trade and investment globally. It’s not often that we have the chance to write our own future – but TTIP really offers that opportunity."  Video »

  • TTIP: Why the Baltics Should Care About TTIP
    TTIP: Why the Baltics Should Care About TTIP

    Charles Ries (November 25): "Once in a generation do we get the opportunity to bring off such an agreement that will reinforce the strong European-American security relationship. It will bring economic opportunity and faster growth to our peoples, reinforce the leadership of the U.S. and the EU in the global economy."  Video »

  • TTIP: A transatlantic Bridge for Worldwide Gains
    TTIP: A transatlantic Bridge for Worldwide Gains

    Swedish Trade Envoy Ambassador Jonas Hafström (November 25): "We, in Europe, are experiencing an almost unprecedented interest in TTIP from the public, civil society organisations, business and labour." 

Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy

  • Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy

    On January 2, 2013, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Deborah A. McCarthy as Ambassador to Lithuania.

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