VIDEO: White House briefing on Baltimore bridge response

”It’s my intention that the federal government will pay for the entire cost of reconstructing that bridge and I expect the Congress to support my effort,” President Biden pledged yeserday as he delivered remarks on the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Today House Press Secretary Karine Jeanne-Pierre was joined by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Vice Admiral Peter W. Gautier, U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations, for a press briefing on thr efforts to reopen the...

https://www.marinelog.com/inland-coastal/ports-terminals/video-white-house-briefing-on-baltimore-bridge-response/

Administration moves to counter cybersecurity threat from made-in-China port cranes

The White House has announced a series of measures being taken by the Biden administration to enhance cybersecurity in U.S. ports and, in particular, address the threat posed by Chinese-manufactured port cranes. They include providing funding to rebuild America’s industrial capacity to produce port cranes with trusted partners.

The measures to counter the cybersecurity threat from the Chinese port cranes include a new Executive Order on “Amending Regulations Relating to the Safeguarding of...

https://www.marinelog.com/legal/safety-and-security/administration-moves-to-counter-cybersecurity-threat-from-made-in-china-port-cranes/

Two missing U.S. Navy SEALs declared dead

Two U.S. Navy SEALs who went missing in a hazardous nighttime operation on January 11 have now been declared dead. The mission on which they were lost saw the successful seizure of a dhow conducting illegal transport of advanced lethal aid from Iran to resupply Houthi forces in Yemen.

In a statement from the White House, President Biden said:

“Jill and I are mourning the tragic deaths of two of America’s finest—Navy SEALs who were lost at sea while executing a mission off the coast of East Africa...

https://www.marinelog.com/legal/safety-and-security/two-missing-u-s-navy-seals-declared-dead/

White House: Houthis to be designated as terrorists again

Against the backdrop of continued Houthi attacks on merchant shipping, the White House announced today that the Iranian-backed group (formally known as Ansarallah) will be designated as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist.”

The group had previously been designated as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” on January 19, 2021, but was delisted on February 16, 2021, as the designation was then seen as impeding the flow of humanitarian aid to Yemen.

Today, in response to these continuing threats...

https://www.marinelog.com/legal/safety-and-security/white-house-houthis-to-be-designated-as-terrorists-again/

White House gives Flexport shoutout for sustainable aviation fuel

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Freight forwarder Flexport picked up a surprising endorsement from the White House during this...

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White House Nominates Next Marine Assistant Commandant, Air Force Chief of Staff

Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney. US Marine Corps photo

The White House is set to nominate Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney as the next assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, according to a Senate notification

Although the Biden administration has not officially announced Mahoney, the Senate Armed Services Committee received the nomination for Mahoney as ACMC as well as for the promotion to general, according to Congress’s website. SASC received the nomination on Tuesday.

Mahoney will replace current...

https://news.usni.org/2023/07/26/white-house-nominates-next-marine-assistant-commandant-air-force-chief-of-staff

White House Nominates Next Marine Assistant Commandant, Air Force Chief of Staff

Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney. US Marine Corps photo

The White House is set to nominate Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney as the next assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, according to a Senate notification

Although the Biden administration has not officially announced Mahoney, the Senate Armed Services Committee received the nomination for Mahoney as ACMC as well as for the promotion to general, according to Congress’s website. SASC received the nomination on Tuesday.

Mahoney will replace current...

https://news.usni.org/2023/07/26/white-house-nominates-next-marine-assistant-commandant-air-force-chief-of-staff

White House ‘Confident’ In AUKUS Plan for Australian Nuclear-powered Submarine Fleet

President Joe Biden greets British Prime Minister Rishi Surnak and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese the AUKUS bilateral meeting in San Diego, Calif, March 13, 2023. DoD Photo

The White House’s senior coordinator for the Indo-Pacific is “confident” that Australia, the United Kingdom and United States can meet the challenge of Canberra fielding its own nuclear-powered submarine force.

Speaking Monday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kurt Campbell said that after 18...

https://news.usni.org/2023/06/26/white-house-confident-in-aukus-plan-for-australian-nuclear-powered-submarine-fleet

Running on Ice: More storage for more Easter eggs

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Flying Objects Takedown : White House Takes On A Defensive Stance

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  • The White House has said its decision to shoot down three objects flying over North American airspace this weekend was “out of an abundance of caution”.
  • The objects posed a threat to commercial flights.
  • They were downed in the “best interests” of the American people.

The US is scrutinizing its airspace more closely since the recent incursion of a suspected spy balloon from China. Beijing has alleged that Washington is flying its own balloons over China. Beijing has...

https://mfame.guru/flying-objects-takedown-white-house-takes-on-a-defensive-stance/

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