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This Week at State: September 21, 2018

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives in one blog post… more
Members of L.A. County Fire Department practice treating an injured team member in a confined space. In this scenario, a structural specialist is treated and stabilized in the field after being impaled in the chest by a steel bar. / Emily Rasinski, USAID/

This is Just a Drill

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USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance shares an inside look at how its elite urban search and rescue teams train to respond to disasters overseas. Nearly 200 firefighters from Fairfax County Fire… more
A U.S. instructor in a bomb suit inspects a suspected bomb, during a training drill on how to respond to a bomb threat and how to detonate the device at the Jordan International Police Training Center in Amman.

Protecting Public Spaces and Soft Targets

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Concerns about protecting public places are not new, but the call by ISIS, al-Qa’ida, and other terrorist groups to attack soft targets heightens the risks to new levels. The international community can… more

This Week at State: August 3, 2018

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? We’ve got you covered. Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and… more
The view into “No Man’s Land,” where thousands live stranded between Burma’s border fence and Bangladesh. / Anna Slattery, USAID

Journeying to No Man’s Land

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USAID Administrator Mark Green shares a story from his recent trip to the front lines of the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. More than 700,000 people have fled ethnic violence in Burma to seek refuge in… more

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