The Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Rose E. Gottemoeller, leads the interagency policy process on nonproliferation and manages global U.S. security policy, principally in the areas of nonproliferation, arms control, regional security and defense relations, and arms transfers and security assistance. This entails overseeing the negotiation, implementation, and verification of international agreements in arms control and international security. Other specific responsibilities include directing and coordinating export control policies and policies to prevent missile, nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons proliferation. All of these contribute to the State Department’s strategic goal of countering threats to the United States and the international order. The Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security serves as a Senior Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State.
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video of live remnants of war demolition in Quang Tri province with Mine Action Group partners.
Assistant Secretary Rose (Mar. 5): "As we deepen our strategic relationship, we share an interest in addressing the emerging security challenges of the 21st century." Full Text»
Mar. 6: Remarks by Assistant Secretary Thomas Countryman marking the 45th anniversary of the entry into force of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Full Text»
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 25): "These strikes were designed to destroy ISIL strongholds with precision – protecting innocent Iraqis by minimizing damage to infrastructure, and enabling Iraqi forces under Iraqi command to continue offensive operations against ISIL in the vicinity of Tikrit."
U.S. Support Helps El Salvador Expand Peacekeeping Role