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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Mission Statement

February 1, 2007


The Bureau of Diplomatic Security is dedicated to the U.S. Department of State's vision to create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. To meet the challenge of safely advancing and protecting American interests and foreign policy, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's global law enforcement mission protects the U.S. Secretary of State; secures American diplomatic missions and personnel; and upholds the integrity of U.S. visa and passport travel documents.

To view a map of worldwide locations from which Diplomatic Security carries out its mission, click here.


Table of Contents

Mission Statement | Introductory Letter From Assistant Secretary Griffin | The Bureau of Diplomatic Security: A Brief History | Visa and Passport Fraud: An Overview | Introduction | Strategic Goal 1 | Strategic Goal 2 | Strategic Goal 3 | Conclusion | Appendix: Operation Triple X

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