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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.

Promote U.S. Foreign Policy and Protecting the Secretary of State
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to all corners of the world to do his job. His duties as Secretary include acting as the President's representative at all international forums, negotiating treaties and other international agreements, and conducting everyday, face-to-face diplomacy. 

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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.

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.

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

Diplomatic Couriers
A Diplomatic Courier is an official of the U.S. Government who is properly trained and credentialed by the U.S. Secretary of State to accompany classified materials across international borders. 

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The Department of State and the Government of Senegal today inaugurated a new regional counterterrorism training facility in Thiès, 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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