Secretary Clinton meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. Agence France Presse (AFP) Image
The Department of State and USAID support a national security strategy to enhance and influence peace and security for the United States and the world community. Peacekeeping and security operations require sound policies, concerted U.S. effort, and international cooperation. The Department of State and USAID respond to direct threats to achieving peace and security through mitigation in the following priority areas: preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons through bilateral and multilateral arms control efforts, combating weapons of mass destruction, countering terrorism, fighting transnational crime, emphasizing stabilization operation activities and security sector reforms, supporting counternarcotics activities, sponsoring conflict mitigation and reconciliation, and ensuring homeland security.
Of the 29 indicators within this Strategic Goal, 12 met or exceeded targets, and nine were below target. Ratings are not available for eight indicators that are either new or for which data are not yet available. The Department of State and USAID allocated $14.1 billion toward this Strategic Goal in FY 2009, which is 29% of the total State-USAID budget supporting all strategic goals. A more detailed discussion of the priorities under this Strategic Goal and USG performance for six illustrative indicators is provided in the following section.