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Bureau of Diplomatic Security

Crossing Continents: How to Move a Marriage

Donna Gorman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Weddings
Donna Gorman

"Never take a damaged marriage overseas," they told me at the spouse orientation the year my husband joined the Diplomatic Security Service. Diplomatic Security, or DSS, is a little-known branch of the State Department that is responsible, as the name suggests, for keeping diplomats and other Americans safe overseas.

Embassy (In)Security -- A Diplomatic SOS

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Al Zawahri's directive is -- by assessments derived from members of Congress briefed on the threat -- the most ominous and credible threat against U.S. interests in the Middle East since 9/11.

364 Days Until My War in Iraq is Over

Donna Gorman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents
Donna Gorman

Our youngest, 5-year-old Ainsley, snuck into our bedroom last night, threw her arms around her daddy and said, "I don't want you to die in Baghdad, daddy."

Freedom Isn’t Free at the State Department

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The State Department and its Bureau of Diplomatic Security never took responsibility for their part in the loss of all those cables. No one will ever be fired at State because of WikiLeaks -- except, at some point, possibly me.