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The Diplomatic Security Service is the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Department of State. It bears the core responsibility for providing a safe environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.

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The Department of State and the Government of Senegal today inaugurated a new regional counterterrorism training facility in Thi├Ęs, Senegal.

Department of State Inaugurates New Regional Antiterrorism Training Facility in Senegal
U.S. and Senegalese officials formally dedicated the new Regional Tactical Training Center, which was funded, constructed, and equipped through the Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program. The new center is ATA’s first regional training facility in West Africa.

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Remembering the 1998 Embassy Bombings

Remembering the 1998 Embassy Bombings
It was another beautiful day in Nairobi. It is almost always a beautiful day in Nairobi, but on Friday August 7, 1998, that beauty was marred by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy Nairobi that left more than 200 dead and another 5,000 injured.

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Every Pouch has a Story
The Department of State Diplomatic Courier Service, which marks its 100th anniversary in 2018, ships tens of thousands of bags and containers, known as pouches, around the world each year (more than 116,000 separate items in 2017). Many of these pouches and diplomatic couriers have amazing tales to share.

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