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The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR)

The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR)

Security

The Quadrennial Defense Review 2014 
U.S. Department of Defense  
(March 2014) 

The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) is a legislatively-mandated review of Department of Defense strategy and priorities. The QDR will set a long-term course for DoD as it assesses the threats and challenges that the nation faces and re-balances DoD's strategies, capabilities, and forces to address today's conflicts and tomorrow's threats. 

 


 

Human Rights Reports

>> 2014

Secretary Kerry Remarks on the Release of the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights

Secretary Kerry Remarks on the Release of the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights

Well, good morning, everybody. Excuse me. I’ve got a little allergies this morning, I think.

I’m delighted to be here this morning for the second Human Rights report that I have issued as Secretary, and I’m particularly pleased to be here with our Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya, who as I think all of you know, is performing these responsibilities in the capacity as an interim assistant secretary but who has done just a spectacular job and has led the Department in a year-long process to track and make the assessments that are reflected here. So I thank her for a job particularly well done on this year’s Human Rights Report. [Full Text]


• Republic of Korea Report (PDF-159KB)
• Democratic People's Republic of Korea Report (PDF-127KB)
• Preface (PDF- 38KB)
• Introduction (PDF-127KB)
• Factsheet: 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
• Full Report

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry

Secretary of State John F. Kerry

Trafficking in Persons Report 2013

Secretary Kerry's Remarks at the Annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) Release

Benjamin Franklin Room
Washington, DC
June 19, 2013

Thank you very much, and welcome, all of you, to this remarkable room, a room named after a Founding Father who was a lonely voice against slavery long before there was a United States of America. And it is called the Franklin Room, and you can see Ben Franklin looking over us from the wall over there above the fireplace. It’s fitting that we gather here today in this room in order to mark the importance of our country remaining committed to this message that we send to all of the world today. [more]

 

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Jerry P. Lanier, Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Bureau of Counterterrorism

Jerry P. Lanier, Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Bureau of Counterterrorism

Country Reports on Terrorism

>>2012

On May 30, 2013, the State Department submitted Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 to the U.S. Congress as required by law. This report, available on www.state.gov/j/ct, provides the Department of State’s annual assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that occurred from January 1 to December 31, 2012. It includes a strategic assessment, country-by-country breakdowns of counterterrorism efforts, and sections on state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, and foreign terrorist organizations.

The 2012 report marks the first year the statistical annex was prepared by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. As a result of differences in data collection methodology with prior versions of the annex prepared by the National Counterterrorism Center, the statistics in this report are not directly comparable with data from previous reports.

- Republic of Korea - Country Report on Terrorism 2012 (PDF - 42 Kb
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North Korea (DPRK) - Country Report on Terrorism 2012 (PDF - 49 Kb)
- Full Report - Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 
(PDF - 1811 Kb)
 

Related Material
- Fact Sheet: Country Reports on Terrorism 2012

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John Kerry, Secretary of State

John Kerry, Secretary of State

International Religious Freedom Report    

>>2013

Secretary Kerry's Remarks on the Release of the International Religious Freedom Report

Washington, DC
May 20, 2013

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you, Jen. Thank you very much. Good morning, everybody. How are you?
Well, thanks for being here today for the release of the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report. I am pleased to be here with our Ambassador-at-Large, Suzan Johnson Cook, and I want to thank her and her entire cohort here for their terrific work in helping to put this together. She is doing – they are doing a superb job of advancing religious freedom abroad. [Full Text]

- Republic of Korea Report (PDF – 33.8KB)
- North Korea (DPRK) Report (PDF – 55.1KB)
- Executive Summary (PDF – 111KB)
- Overview and Acknowledgements (PDF – 26.0KB)
- Full Report   

Related Material:

- Fact Sheet: U.S. Policy and Programs in Support of International Religious Freedom

- Special Briefing: Release of the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report (By, Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, May 20, 2013)

 

 

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International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

2012 Full Report 
Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control 
- North Korea 
- South Korea
Volume II: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

 

 

2011 Full Report
Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control
North Korea 
- South Korea 
Volume II: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

2010 Full Report
    Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control
                    - North Korea (pp. 485-486)
                    - South Korea (pp. 565-568)
    Volume II: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes   

2009 Full Report
2008 Full Report
2007 Full Report
2006 Full Report
2005 Full Report
2003 Full Report    

2012 Defense Strategic Review

Remarks by the President on the Defense Strategic Review

Remarks by the President on the Defense Strategic Review

Remarks by the President on the Defense Strategic Review

January 5, 2012
The Pentagon

View the Video (10'34'')

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  The United States of America is the greatest force for freedom and security that the world has ever known.  And in no small measure, that’s because we’ve built the best-trained, best-led, best-equipped military in history -- and as Commander-in-Chief, I’m going to keep it that way. [Full text]

National Strategy for Counterterrorism

National Strategy for Counterterrorism

National Strategy for Counterterrorism

>> 2011

This National Strategy for Counterterrorism sets out our approach to one of the President’s top national security priorities: disrupting, dismantling, and eventually defeating al-Qa‘ida and its affiliates and adherents to ensure the security of our citizens and interests.

[Full text: PDF - 625KB]

 

 

 
February 2011
2011 Economic Report of the President

2011 Economic Report of the President

2011 Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. An important vehicle for presenting the Administration’s domestic and international economic policies, it provides an overview of the nation's economic progress with text and extensive data appendices.

[Download the Full Report, 324 pages; 11.6 MB]

 

Useful Links:
- The Executive Office of the President
- Economic Indicator

 

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Advancing Freedom and Democracy Reports

>> 2009 (May 2009)

“We enhance our own security, prosperity and progress when people in other lands emerge from shadows and shackles to gain the opportunities we enjoy and treasure.”
--Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

Pursuant to Section 2121 of the ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007 (P. L. 110-53), the Department of State has submitted the "Advancing Freedom and Democracy Report 2009" to the Congress regarding U.S. efforts to promote democracy and human rights in nondemocratic countries and countries undergoing democratic transitions worldwide. The Department chose the 106 countries represented after taking into consideration the Act’s definition of a "non-democratic country or democratic transition country" and the requirement that the Department take into account the views of nongovernmental organizations.

- Preface
- North Korea Report
- Full Report  

 

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Trade Report

 

 

Intellectual Property Rights Report

 

 
Foreign Students in the United States
  • Foreign Students in the United States: Policies and Legislation, CRS Report for Congress, December 8, 2006

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