Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Background and Policy Issues

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This report provides background information on the authorities, regulations, and procedures in place at the Department of State regarding diplomatic security. It also describes several areas of potential congressional interest, including the Accountability Review Board process, whose conclusions the Secretary of State is required to report to Congress, and discussion of embassy security funding trends. It also examines the September 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, as well responses to date by Congress and by the Department of State.

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Tiersky, Alex & Epstein, Susan B. May 7, 2013.

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This report provides background information on the authorities, regulations, and procedures in place at the Department of State regarding diplomatic security. It also describes several areas of potential congressional interest, including the Accountability Review Board process, whose conclusions the Secretary of State is required to report to Congress, and discussion of embassy security funding trends. It also examines the September 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, as well responses to date by Congress and by the Department of State.

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Tiersky, Alex & Epstein, Susan B. Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Background and Policy Issues, report, May 7, 2013; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462907/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.