The choice of flag is not incidental. Once again, the VP is without (outside) the USA and is standing in front of a flag that does NOT have gold trim or gold tassel. A gold-trimmed flag is a military flag. When the VP speaks to US citizens (not Americans) she speaks in a military capacity because the US is managing the territories of the USA, not the states. And the US citizens are under military control. Regardless, do thy own research about why they use one flag versus the other. I will link below to many related articles.