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U.S. Embassy Supported Exercise for Georgian Security Partners

This Joint Maritime Operations Center Table Top Exercise (JMOC TTX) facilitated by DTRA’s International Counterproliferation Program, brought together Georgia’s maritime-oriented interagency on 8-11 August to collaboratively respond to port and coastal security scenarios. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S Defense Threat Reduction Agency worked shoulder to shoulder at various locations along Georgia’s ...
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Anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Georgia

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE Fourteen years ago today, Russia invaded the sovereign nation of Georgia.  As we have done since 2008, we remember those killed and injured by Russian forces.  For decades, the citizens of Georgia in Abkhazia and South Ossetia have lived under Russian occupation and tens of thousands have been displaced, persecuted, and impoverished.  Lives ...
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U.S. Embassy Organized Forensic Training for Georgian Investigators

Last week, U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) organized training on crime scene management and evidence handling techniques for investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. This two-day interactive training was led by American and Georgian forensic experts. Training participants were introduced to the general rules of crime scene management ...
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U.S. Embassy Facilitates Discussions to Combat Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

Last week International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi hosted the first multi-disciplinary group roundtable meeting to discuss how to improve Georgia’s efforts in combating domestic and gender-based violence. Domestic violence/gender-based violence requires a comprehensive approach. Consequently, the multidisciplinary group was composed of various sections of the Ministry of ...
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Worldwide Caution – Al-Qa’ida Leader’s Death

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida. Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ...
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