04 August 2007

Department of State

Hey, so I have a reader from the Department of State? What exactly does the Dept. of State do and why are they interested in Stephen? Well, Wikipedia answers the first part of the question:
As stated by the Department of State, its purpose includes:
  • Protecting and assisting U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad;
  • Assisting U.S. businesses in the international marketplace;
  • Coordinating and providing support for international activities of other U.S. agencies (local, state, or federal government), official visits overseas and at home, and other diplomatic efforts.
  • Keeping the public informed about U.S. foreign policy and relations with other countries and providing feedback from the public to administration officials.
  • Provides automobile registration for non-diplomatic staff vehicles and the vehicles of diplomats of foreign countries having diplomatic immunity in the United States.
Hm.
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