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September 10, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Map Shows State Dept. Official Gave Misleading Testimony to Congress



Infographic: Attacks in Kabul A top State Department official delivered inaccurate and misleading testimony to a Senate panel in July, when he dismissed concerns about security at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 8, 2013

By Jana Persky

Ghattas: U.S. Foreign Policy Must Adapt to the 21st Century, Rising Superpowers



Kim Ghattos During her term as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton traveled nearly a million miles to more than 100 different countries. And BBC Correspondent Kim Ghattas was right there with her.

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Topics: National Security

July 18, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

Review Finds Security Problems at Diplomatic Posts



Razor Wire An audit by the State Department Inspector General found deficient security at overseas posts under high threat.

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Topics: National Security

July 2, 2013

By Jana Persky

Obama Makes Second IG Nomination in Two Weeks



State Department President Barack Obama made progress toward filling the federal government’s longest-running inspector general (IG) vacancy with his nomination of Steve A. Linick for inspector general of the Department of State.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Report: Possible Cover-Up of Sex and Drugs at the State Department



State Department An internal memo reveals that the State Department “covered up” allegations of illegal behavior by its security officials including sexual assault and solicitation of prostitution, according to a report by CBS News.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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