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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 24, 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
In 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti. Erin deployed as part of USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team.

Recognizing World Humanitarian Day

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Each year on August 19, the world recognizes World Humanitarian Day. In a statement, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said, "On this World Humanitarian Day, the United States remains committed to saving… more


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