• Senior Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane killed in Somalia by U.S. airstrike
    Sep 05 2014
  • United States assumes control of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium from Japan after the two countries signed an agreement to secure their stockpile to prevent it from theft
  • Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng relocates to the United State after diplomatic agreement between China and the Obama administration
  • U.S. drone attack in Yemen killed 12-15 militants, including at least four Al-Qaeda leaders
    Jan 30 2012
  • Senior Al-Qaeda figure Aslam Awan killed in U.S. drone strike
    Jan 2012
  • Senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strike
    Sep 30 2011
  • Entrepreneurs and businesses benefited by reduced average wait time for patent approvals from 3 years to 1 year.
  • Patent litigation costs reduced through tightened patent standards, quality and processes to expedite challenges.
  • Al-Qaeda's operations chief for Pakistan Abu Hafs al Shahri reported killed in U.S. Predator strike
    Sep 11 2011
  • U.S./Pakistani joint arrest of suspected Chief Al-Qaeda Younis al-Mauritani in Quetta
    Sep 06 2011
  • Al-Qaeda No. 2 Atiyah Abd al-Rahman Killed in Pakistan by CIA predator drone strike
    Aug 22 2011
  • East Africa's Al-Qaeda senior leader Harun Fazul killed at security checkpoint in Somalia
    Jun 07 2011
  • Al-Qaeda Commander Ilyas Kashmiri Killed in U.S. Predator Strike
    Jun 03 2011
  • 6 senior Al-Qaeda figures killed in U.S. Air Strike
    Jun 2011
  • US Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan
    May 02 2011
  • Number of US and Russian nuclear warheads deployed reduced by two-thirds by 2017
    Feb 05 2011
  • Number of US and Russian strategic nuclear missile launchers reduced in half by 2017
    Feb 05 2011
  • U.S. drone attack killed 7 known terrorists, most notable Al-Qaeda operative from Egypt Hawza al Jawfi
    Jun 29 2010
  • Al-Qaeda’s number three commander Sheik Saeed al-Masri killed in U.S. drone attack
    May 21 2010
  • Family caregivers of veterans granted eligibility to VA counseling and mental health services
  • Health care services improved and expanded for women veterans at Veterans care facilities
  • Counseling and care enhanced for military women victims of sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Care options expanded for veterans living in rural areas that lack the necessary VA medical facilities
  • Housing and care options expanded for homeless veterans living in care shelters
  • Joint American and Iraqi operation killed Al-Qaeda leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi
    Apr 18 2010
  • Al-Qaeda operative Hussein al-Yemeni killed by U.S. drone attack in Pakistan
    Mar 2010
  • Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked Fedayeen-i-Islam leader Qari Zafar killed in US airstrike
    Feb 24 2010
  • Militant commander Muhammad Haqqani killed by U.S. drone attacks
    Feb 2010
  • Al-Qaeda Operational Commander Abdallah Sa’id killed in U.S. drone attack
    Dec 17 2009
  • Al-Qaeda Operational Commander Saleh al-Somali killed in U.S. drone attack
    Dec 08 2009
  • Operation Celestial Balance: Navy Seals Kill Somalian Al-Qaeda leader Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in raid
    Sep 14 2009
  • Somalian Al-Qaeda leader Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan killed by U.S. raid
    Sep 14 2009
  • White House voluntary disclosure of visitor logs
    Sep 04 2009
  • Co-founder of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Tohir Yo‘ldosh killed by U.S. drone attacks
    Aug 29 2009
  • U.S. drone attack killed Tehrik e-Taliban Pakistan leader Baitullah Mahsud in Pakistan
  • Dept of Defense systems analysis, engineering and developmental testing processes overhauled to reduce high rates of failure on defense acquisitions
  • Defense Dept ordered to evaluate the technological maturity and product knowledge of critical weapons' technologies before letting defense contracts
  • Independent cost assesessment director initiated to ensure that cost estimates for major Defense contracts are fair, reliable, and unbiased
  • Defense oversight council required to seek input from combat commanders in evaluating proposed weapons system capabilities and needs
  • Defense contractors prohibited from participating in both the systems engineering and the development /construction phases of the weapon systems
  • Oversight and audit required of those major defense programs experiencing cost overruns to determine if the programs are essential and cost-effective
  • Funding provided to hire and retain highly skilled specialists to assess the cost, schedule and applicability of proposed Defense Dept weapons systems
  • Annual awards program established to recognize individuals and teams making significant contributions to improving efficiency of defense aquisition programs
  • Maersk Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips rescued during operation in which U.S. Navy Seal snipers kill three Somali Pirates holding him for ransom aboard lifeboat
    Apr 11 2009