A Century of US Diplomatic Security: An Evolutionary Response to a Changing Threat Environment

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Forsvar  Sikkerhetspolitikk  Terrorisme og ekstremisme  Diplomati  Utenrikspolitikk  Nord-Amerika
Written by

Patrick J. Cullen

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This chapter traces nearly 100 years of US Diplomatic Security from its pre-WWI origins up to the Obama Administration, describing the key drivers of its qualitative and quantitative expansion through the Cold War into the post 9-11 world. It offers a detailed breakdown of the various roles and missions of the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, as well as the ancillary diplomatic security role played by the US military.