An official website of the United States Government Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.
AyacheKassem 225 1
Kassem Ayache, Local Guard Force, died on September 20, 1984, in Beirut, Lebanon. He was killed in a terrorist bombing of the U.S. Embassy annex. U.S. Government image Back to DSS Memorial

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future