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History of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the United States Department of State


Date: 11/07/2011 Description: DS History images - State Dept Image

The new Diplomatic Security history, professionally researched and written by the State Department Historian’s Office, is an authoritative reference source and an archival record of the many critical duties, milestone events, prominent personalities, and worldwide locations with which DS has been associated over the past century. The first comprehensive, detailed history ever prepared, it is dedicated to the men and women who have served the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and its predecessors – the Office of Security (SY) and the Office of the Chief Special Agent of the U.S. Department of State – from the inception in 1916 up to the present. A Table of Contents and a master Index make the book easy to search for specific information purposes.


-Leadership List and Service Badges  [919 Kb]
-Preface - Defining Diplomatic Security  [1345 Kb]
-Table of Contents  [271 Kb]
-Introduction - The Foundations of Diplomatic Security  [1170 Kb]
-Chapter 1 - Special Agents, Special Threats  [2004 Kb]
-Chapter 2 - The Vital Function  [2362 Kb]
-Chapter 3 - Creating a Security Office  [2833 Kb]
-Chapter 4 - McCarthyism and Cold War  [2579 Kb]
-Chapter 5 - Spies, Leaks, Bugs, and Diplomats  [3110 Kb]
-Chapter 6 - The Great Transformation  [4405 Kb]
-Chapter 7 - Accelerating Transformation  [3091 Kb]
-Chapter 8 - All Under One Roof  [2870 Kb]
-Chapter 9 - A Blueprint for Security  [4393 Kb]
-Epilogue  [2685 Kb]
-Conclusion  [2727 Kb]
-Appendix  [298 Kb]
-Index  [1712 Kb]
-History of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (Complete Version - large file)  [17982 Kb]

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