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Parent organizationUS
Purpose/focusAdvance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system
HeadquartersHarry S Truman Building
LeaderUnited States Secretary of State
Subgroups• Executive Secretariat
• Office of Global Intergovernmental Affairs
• National Foreign Affairs Training Center
• International Information Programs
• United States Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser
• Office of Management Policy
• Chief of Protocol of The united States
• Office of the Science and Technology Adviser
• Office of the Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies
• Office of Global Criminal Justice
• Bureau of Intelligence and Research
• Bureau of Legislative Affairs
• Bureau of Resource Management
• Bureau of African Affairs
• Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
• Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
• Bureau of International Organization Affairs
• Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
• Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
• Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
• Bureau of Administration
• Bureau of Consular Affairs
• Bureau of Diplomatic Security
• Bureau of Human Resources
• Bureau of Information Resource Management
• Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
• Director of Diplomatic Reception Rooms
• Foreign Service Institute
• Office of Management Policy Rightsizing and Innovation
• Office of Medical Services
• Office of White House Liaison
• Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
• Bureau of Energy Resources
• Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
• Office of the Science and Technology Adviser
• Office of the Chief Economist
• Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
• Bureau of Public Affairs
• Bureau of International Information Programs
• Office of Policy Planning and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
• Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
• Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
• Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
• Bureau of Verification Compliance and Implementation
• Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations
• Bureau of Counterterrorism
• Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
• Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
• Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration
• Global Engagement Center
• Office of Global Criminal Justice
• Office of Global Youth Issues
• Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
• United States Agency for International Development
• Office of Global AIDS Coordinator
• United States Ambassador to the United Nations
• Department of State Air Wing
InterestsForeign policy of the United States
Sponsor ofInstitute for Strategic Dialogue, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, International Commission of Jurists, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Internews, Center for European Policy Analysis
Set up in 1789, the US State Department is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries.

The US House of Representatives and the US Senate approved legislation to establish a Department of Foreign Affairs on July 21, 1789, and President Washington signed it into law on July 27, making the Department of Foreign Affairs the first Federal agency to be created under the new Constitution. The Department is led by the US Secretary of State, who is nominated by the US President and confirmed by the Senate.

Official narrative

Something to do with party politics about serving the electorate.

US Deep state control

The US deep state needs effective control over the US Department of State. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have implied, albeit unwittingly, that it is de facto controlled by the Council on Foreign Relations.[1]

Further evidence of external control is provided by Sibel Edmonds, who described a recurring pattern in FBI and DEA operations. Potentially successful operations were often interrupted at the last minute by intervention from senior State Department officials, stating that since the individuals involved had diplomatic immunity, their arrest would create a major diplomatic incident and must not happen. The fact that they are repeatedly aware of supposedly secret operations and intervene in real time indicates that the "separation of powers" is no longer a reality and suggests that - at least for US government employees in the FBI and DEA, realtime mass surveillance has become routine.[2]


The Integrity Initiative leak revealed that the US Department of State contributed £250,000 to the Institute for Statecraft.


In 2013 the Washington Post published a story about the State Department's spending over $630,000 to increase Facebook "likes" for four of its pages on the social-networking site, citing an report from the inspector general as the source. The report also claims that the state department now spends only around $30,000/year on online advertising.[3]

Funding from US/State Department, £250,000 for research and dissemination activities (excluding any activity in USA)


Jen Psaki was the Spokesperson for the United States Department of State



Page nameDescription
US/Assistant Secretary of State
Under Secretary of State for Civilian; Security; Democracy and Human Rights


Employees on Wikispooks

Todd LeventhalLead for Academic and NGO InputSeptember 2010May 2018
Todd LeventhalSenior Policy and Planning OfficerSeptember 2001September 2010
Todd LeventhalInteragency Strategic Communication Network/DirectorNovember 2007November 2010
Todd LeventhalCounter-Misinformation OfficerJanuary 1987September 2010
Richard McCormackInternational trade consultant2 December 19811982Representing the State Department at a number of functions abroad.<a href="#cite_note-2">[2]</a>