U.S. government officials working overseas are at risk from terrorist threats. Since 1968, 32 embassy officials have been attacked -- 23 fatally -- by terrorists outside the embassy. As the State Dept. continues to improve security at U.S. embassies, terrorist groups are likely to focus on softA targets -- such as homes, schools, a places of worship. This report determines: whether the State Dept. has a strategy for soft target protection; assesses State's efforts to protect U.S. officials a their families while traveling to a from work; assesses State's efforts overseas to improve security at schools attended by the children of U.S. officials; a describe issues related to protection at their residences. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.State Department Has Not Fully Implemented Key Measures to Protect U. S. Officials from Terrorists Outside of Embassies Jess T. Ford (au) ... places of worship, and the private sector; (3) develops programs and activities with FAM standards and guidelines to provide protection ... officials, and develop related accountability standards for the Foreign Affairs Manual that can be used to monitor compliance.
|Author||:||Jess T. Ford (au)|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2005-09-01|