Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Italian Minister of Defense Lorenzo Guerini Opening Remarks at Pentagon Meeting


VIRGINIA (September 3, 2021)---SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LLOYD J. AUSTIN III: Well, Minister Guerini, it's a pleasure to welcome you back to the Pentagon. I fully appreciate the fact that you were here about a year ago but it's great to see you again after the NATO Summit that we had…

United States Obtains $140 Million in False Claims Act Judgments Against South Carolina Pain Management Clinics, Drug Testing Laboratories and a Substance Abuse Counseling Center


SOUTH CAROLINA (September 3, 3021)---On Thursday, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina entered default judgments for the United States totaling $136,025,077 against Oaktree Medical Centre P.C. (Oaktree), FirstChoice Healthcare P.C. (FirstChoice), Labsource LLC (Labsource), Pain Management Associates of the Carolinas LLC (PMA of the Carolinas) and…

Readout of Meeting between the U.S. Department of Justice and EU Commission


CITY OF WASHINGTON (September 3, 2021)---U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland met today with European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson in Washington, D.C., to further strengthen the partnership between the United States and the European Union on fighting transnational crime and terrorism. In their inaugural meeting, the leaders reaffirmed…

NASA Invites Media to Kennedy for Artemis Activities


FLORIDA (September 3, 2021)---NASA is inviting a limited number of media to capture imagery of the fully stacked and integrated Artemis I mission Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Experts from NASA, industry partners, and contractors will be available for interviews at the media…

Qatar Says Efforts Underway to Reopen Airport in Kabul


AFGHANISTAN (September 3, 2021)---Qatar’s foreign minister said Thursday that efforts are underway to reopen the airport in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, but cautioned it was unclear when flights would resume. Ariana Afghan Airlines told the Agence France-Presse that its domestic flights were set to resume Friday.   A group of technicians from…