State Department: Policy and Programs : Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, February 12, 2004

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Стр. 20 - Bush recognizes that the fastest, surest way to move from poverty to prosperity is through expanded and freer trade. America and the world benefit from free trade. For this reason, one of his first actions upon taking office in 2001 was to seek TPA, allowing him to negotiate market-opening agreements with other countries. The President aims to continue vigorously to pursue his free trade agenda in order to lift developing countries out of poverty, while creating high-paying job opportunities for...
Стр. 29 - Some ask how urgent this danger is to America and the world. The danger is already significant, and it only grows worse with time. If we know Saddam Hussein has dangerous weapons today — and we do — does it make any sense for the world to wait to confront him as he grows even stronger and develops even more dangerous weapons?
Стр. 16 - Corporation, both of which will support stability and improve the quality of life for the world's poor—and, again, help to relieve conditions that cause resentment and despair. Mr. Chairman, let me elaborate a bit on how some of these dollars will be spent. WINNING THE WAR ON TERRORISM Winning on the battlefield with our superb military forces is just one step in defeating terrorism. To eradicate terrorism, the United States must help create stable governments in nations that once supported terrorism,...
Стр. 17 - States is committed to helping build a stable and democratic Afghanistan that is free from terror and no longer harbors threats to our security. After we and our coalition partners defeated the Taliban government, we faced the daunting task of helping the Afghan people rebuild their country.
Стр. 23 - As a part of the State Department's efforts to screen visa applicants more effectively, and in particular to ensure that a suspected terrorist does not receive a visa to enter the United States, we will be an active partner in the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC). The TSC, established in December 2003, will maintain a single, consolidated watchlist of terrorist suspects to be shared with Federal, state, local and private entities in accordance with applicable law. The Department of State will also...
Стр. 14 - ... security. After we and our coalition partners defeated the Taliban government, we faced the daunting task of helping the Afghan people rebuild their country. We have demonstrated our commitment to this effort by providing over $3.7 billion in economic and security assistance to Afghanistan since 2001. Through our assistance and the assistance of the international community, the government of Afghanistan is successfully navigating the transition that began in October 2001. Afghanistan adopted...
Стр. 29 - The conduct of the Iraqi regime is a threat to the authority of the United Nations, and a threat to peace. Iraq has answered a decade of UN demands with a decade of defiance. All the world now faces a test, and the United Nations a difficult and defining moment. Are Security Council resolutions to be honored and enforced, or cast aside without consequence? Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant?
Стр. 22 - So let me turn briefly to the State Department operations portion of the President's Budget Request which, as you will recall, totals $8.4 billion. KEEPING AMERICANS SAFE AT HOME AND ABROAD The State Department has the responsibility to protect more than 60,000 US Government employees who work in embassies and consulates abroad. Since the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in East Africa, the State Department has improved physical security overseas; however, as many of you are well aware, many posts...
Стр. 23 - September 11th and provided the additional resources necessary to staff overseas locations that truly represent the front line in the war on terrorism. Some of these positions, however, are being diverted to support new requirements not envisioned by DRI, such as permanently staffing new embassies in Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, and possibly in Tripoli. Because of this, the fiscal year 2005 Budget Request provides additional resources to continue our DRI commitment.
Стр. 19 - It comes not with ships and lighters and tanks and divisions, but clandestinely, in the dark of the night. But the consequences are devastating. No President can afford to ignore such a threat And President Bush will not ignore it. Expansion of Democracy in the Middle East We believe that expanding democracy in the Middle East is critical to eradicating international terrorism. But in many nations of the Middle East, democracy is at best an unwelcome guest and at worst a total stranger. The...

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