Obama said a farewell speech to the armed forces of the United States

US President Barack Obama at a base in Fort Meyer, Virginia, said goodbye to the armed forces as commander in chief. It is reported LB.ua citing DailyMail.

In his speech, Obama said that he did not have «more privilege and greater honor than serving as commander in chief of the greatest army in the world.»

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«Thinking about the problems we faced and those still ahead, I believe that one of the biggest challenges facing our armed forces is to maintain the highest confidence that the American people have rightly given you,» said Obama, referring to the military.

«We must never hesitate to act when necessary to protect our country, but we also must never rush into war, because this should be the last instead of the first measure,» she added.

Obama also called for a smooth transfer of control over the armed forces of the United States, the future commander-in-chief Donald Trump.

The Daily Mail reports that during Obama’s speech a member of the honor guard fainted.

The event was attended by the U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter, Vice President Joe Biden and Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff General Joseph Dunford.

During the ceremony, Obama held a review of troops of the guard of honor lined up in his honor.

After the presentation of the flags of the armed forces and the national anthem Dunford gave Obama a medal U.S. army «For outstanding achievements». The Dunford praised the outgoing President as Supreme commander.

In addition, the White house presented the achievements of Obama as US President, his struggle with terrorism and the destruction of Osama Bin Laden, the creation of a missile defence system and deterrence of Russia’s aggressive actions. Carter also praised Obama for his leadership of the armed forces of the country.

Barack Obama on Friday, January 6, will be invited to the White house eminent guests for the party of resignation of the President. It is reported by The Washington Post, citing its own sources.

«President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will hold a farewell party for your dearest friends and major donors on Friday,» — the newspaper writes.

Earlier, in December, Obama first expressed his intention to invite the guests, speaking about this during an interview with People magazine. The press service of the White house has not yet released any information about it. As a rule, the Obama administration in such cases holds all the details to the last. But in spite of this, a list of invited distinguished guests have appeared in the media.

In particular, it became known that a farewell party will visit such famous artists as Beyonce, usher, Stevie wonder, rapper Jay Z, actors Samuel Jackson and Bradley Cooper, Directors J. J. Abrams and George Lucas. In addition, the invitation was received by Oprah Winfrey, known as the popular host of the talk show, actress and producer, as well as other celebrities.

«If this star party will follow the traditional rules of the White house, their mobile gadgets will remain at the entrance gate of the White house, so photos and videos in social networks is unlikely to emerge», — writes the edition.

Earlier in January, Barack Obama said that he would appeal to the nation farewell address on January 10. The corresponding statement of the President published on the official website of the White house. Last official address to Americans, Obama plans to make Chicago, Illinois.

January 20, Barack Obama will leave the post of President of the United States. This day will be the inauguration of US President Donald trump.

Trump wants to limit the powers of the Director of national intelligence

Elected President of the United States, Donald trump intends to limit the powers of the Director of national intelligence. About it writes «Ukrainian truth» with reference to CNN.

Trump is a critic of U.S. intelligence and skeptical of the conclusions of the intelligence community that Russia is behind the cyber attacks with the purpose to affect results of presidential elections in the United States.

According to one source, the idea of limiting the powers of the office of the Director of national intelligence Trump suggested the former head of the intelligence Department of the Pentagon, General Michael Flynn, whom the future President picked for the post of national security adviser.

The office of the Director of national intelligence was created in 2004 to coordinate between various agencies after the September 11 attacks.

As reported, on Friday, January 6, is scheduled to meet trump with the leaders of the us intelligence services to discuss the situation regarding the Russian involvement in cyber attacks on the political institutions of the United States during the presidential election.

As it became known later, the report, which will be presented to the President-elect found evidence that Russia gave WikiLeaks stolen by hackers materials of the National Committee of the Democratic party through a third party.




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