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U.S. Diplomatic Missions: Background and Issues on Chief of Mission (COM) Authority

Description: This report addresses the role and effectiveness of U.S. ambassadors and others who serve as a Chief of Mission (COM) abroad, particularly their responsibility for coordinating interagency activities and their control over U.S. forces operating in their countries of assignment.
Date: March 10, 2014
Creator: Weed, Matthew C. & Serafino, Nina M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives

Description: This report briefly summarizes and tracks congressional and State Department actions in response to the attack on U. S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, and will be updated as necessary to reflect further developments and actions on ongoing policy proposals.
Date: September 12, 2013
Creator: Tiersky, Alex
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives

Description: The September 11, 2012, attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, prompted sustained congressional attention on the specific circumstances of the events in question, as well as broader questions regarding how U.S. diplomatic personnel and facilities abroad are secured. This report briefly summarizes and tracks congressional and State Department actions in response to the attack.
Date: November 24, 2014
Creator: Tiersky, Alex
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eleventh Circuit Provides Guidance for the Definition of "Foreign Official" under the FCPA

Description: This legal sidebar discusses the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in United States v. Esquenazi, which is the first federal appellate court decision to provide guidance for and to flesh out the definition of the term "foreign official" under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA or Act).
Date: October 15, 2014
Creator: Seitzinger, Michael V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives

Description: This report briefly summarizes and tracks congressional and State Department actions in response to the attack on U. S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, and will be updated as necessary to reflect further developments and actions on ongoing policy proposals.
Date: May 12, 2014
Creator: Tiersky, Alex
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Description: This report provides background information on the organization, practice, and funding of U.S. diplomatic security efforts. It also provides summary information on the September 11, 2012, attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, as well as on the subsequent Accountability Review Board.
Date: May 28, 2014
Creator: Tiersky, Alex & Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives

Description: This report briefly summarizes and tracks congressional and State Department actions in response to the attack on U. S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, and will be updated as necessary to reflect further developments and actions on ongoing policy proposals.
Date: February 3, 2014
Creator: Tiersky, Alex
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel Abroad: Legislative and Executive Branch Initiatives

Description: This report briefly summarizes and tracks congressional and State Department actions in response to the attack on U. S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, and will be updated as necessary to reflect further developments and actions on ongoing policy proposals.
Date: July 30, 2014
Creator: Tiersky, Alex
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Description: This report provides background information on the organization, practice, and funding of U.S. diplomatic security efforts. It also provides summary information on the September 11, 2012, attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, as well as on the subsequent Accountability Review Board.
Date: July 30, 2014
Creator: Tiersky, Alex & Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Description: 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.
Date: November 26, 2012
Creator: Tiersky, Alex & Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Description: 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.
Date: May 7, 2013
Creator: Tiersky, Alex & Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

State Department Special Envoy, Representative, and Coordinator Positions: Background and Congressional Actions

Description: This report provides background on the use of special envoys, representatives, and coordinators (primarily within the foreign affairs arena; for the most part, interagency positions are not included). It identifies various temporary positions, their purpose, and existing authorities. The report presents commonly articulated arguments for and against the use of these positions and issues for Congress going forward. The scope of this report is limited to the special envoy and related positions identified by the Department of State in a 2017 report to Congress and additional selected positions identified by CRS. This report may be updated to reflect congressional action.
Date: September 15, 2017
Creator: Gill, Cory R. & Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Description: This report provides background information on the organization, practice, and funding of U.S. diplomatic security efforts. It also provides summary information on the September 11, 2012, attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, as well as on the subsequent Accountability Review Board.
Date: November 8, 2013
Creator: Tiersky, Alex & Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Description: This report provides background information on the organization, practice, and funding of U.S. diplomatic security efforts. It also provides summary information on the September 11, 2012, attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, as well as on the subsequent Accountability Review Board.
Date: September 12, 2013
Creator: Tiersky, Alex & Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Frenchy]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Yves Rodrigues, the French consul-general, meeting with newsmen in the Dallas Press Club after his luncheon address before the Dallas Council on World Affairs.
Date: February 5, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

James Keenan, United States Consul to Hong Kong

Description: James Keenan served as United States consul to Hong Kong for eight years beginning in 1853. Keenan's career demonstrated the difficulties faced by United States consuls in the Far East. Many of the problems Keenan faced during his career resulted from the juxtaposition of a man predisposed to controversy with one of the most ambiguous posts in United States consular service. Keenan's career involved him in difficulties with a United States naval commander, British authorities in Hong Kong, a United States commissioner to China, his temporary successor in Hong Kong, and even the State Department. During his career, Keenan anticipated legislative changes regarding United States consuls. Nevertheless Keenan's colorful career won him many British and American friends. However, his predeliction for controversy damaged his effectiveness as United States consul.
Date: August 1978
Creator: King, Amelia Kay
Partner: UNT Libraries

U.S. Response to Injuries of U.S. Embassy Personnel in Havana, Cuba

Description: This report discusses the ear and hearing injuries to U.S. diplomatic staff in Cuba caused by an unknown device and subsequent investigations and diplomatic responses. The U.S. has withdrawn all nonemergency personnel from their embassy in Cuba which has brought consular functioning at the embassy to a standstill and has dismissed 15 Cuban diplomatic staff from the Cuban embassy in the United States to balance staff numbers and make the incident have equal effect on functioning of each countries respective embassies.
Date: October 6, 2017
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P. & Gill, Cory R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Romulo]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Philippines Ambassador to the U.S., Carlos P. Romulo, visiting Dallas to address a food distributors convention.
Date: February 12, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Mc Ghee]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about U.S. Ambassador George C. McGhee and his family returning home to Dallas after over a year living in Turkey.
Date: July 1, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections