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Diplomacy is an essential aspect of U.S. counterterrorism efforts.  Here, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discusses terrorism with Asian foreign ministers. [AP/WWP] Humanitarian Aid and Economic Development Assistance help reduce conditions that terrorists exploit.  Here, an Afghani collects a bag of wheat distributed by the U.S. Agency for International Development. [AP/WWP] Effective Law Enforcement brings terrorists to trial around the world.  Here, a suspected Abu Sayyaf member enters a courthouse in the Philippines. [AP/WWP]

Actionable Intelligence is essential for effective counterterrorism activities.  Here, an unmanned aerial vehicle is prepared for takeoff. [AP/WWP] Military cooperation with partner nations is critical to defeat the terrorist enemy.  Here, an American soldier greets a Filipino soldier during a joint military exercise. [AP/WWP]
The Varied Aspects of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

International terrorism threatens the United States, its allies and interests, and the world community. Defeating the terrorist enemy requires sound policies, concerted U.S. Government effort, and international cooperation.

Led by Ambassador Dell L. Dailey, the primary mission of the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism (S/CT) is to forge partnerships with non-state actors, multilateral organizations, and foreign governments to advance the counterterrorism objectives and national security of the United States.  Working with our U.S. Government counterterrorism team, S/CT takes a leading role in developing coordinated strategies to defeat terrorists abroad and in securing the cooperation of international partners. In all activities, we are guided by the National Security Strategy and the National Strategy for Combating Terrorism.

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The Latest in the Fight Against International Terrorism

Libya’s Renunciation of Terrorism
Coordinator Dailey:
"The Secretary’s September visit to Libya really does show a change and a new chapter in our ... bilateral relationships with Libya. ... It’s going to allow us to expand cooperation in a lot of areas: education, culture, commerce, science, technology, human rights, and security." Full Text

Country Reports on Terrorism 2007
Country Reports on Terrorism 2007 report cover.On April 30, the State Department released the annual Country Reports on Terrorism. Coordinator of the Office for Counterterrorism Dell L. Dailey and Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Russ Travers provided opening remarks and responded to questions.

Public Remarks
Remarks from the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism and others.

U.S. Embassies Play a Critical Role
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From the White House
Homeland Security
National Security
National Strategy for Combatting Terrorism

Combating WMD Terrorism
Read how the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation helps combat WMD terrorism.

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