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Bureau of Intelligence and Research


The Bureau of Intelligence and Research's (INR) primary mission is to harness intelligence to serve U.S. diplomacy. Drawing on all-source intelligence, INR provides value-added independent analysis of events to U.S. State Department policymakers; ensures that intelligence activities support foreign policy and national security purposes; and serves as the focal point in the State Department for ensuring policy review of sensitive counterintelligence and law enforcement activities around the world.

The bureau also analyzes geographical and international boundary issues. The Bureau of Intelligence and Research is a member of the U.S. intelligence community.


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