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The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is the largest regularly-scheduled diplomatic gathering in the world. UNGA requires close coordination between local, federal, and international security organizations. The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) provides security support for scores of visiting dignitaries at this annual event in New York City.
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.
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.
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.
The Knighted Special Agents of DSS
In the Middle Ages, sovereigns knighted soldiers for accomplishments based on military rank, skill on horseback, and how nobly they served their king. During the last 100 years, sovereign governments have awarded individuals with knighthood to honor civilian and military excellence during war and, often, to honor peacetime achievements.