Efforts to Rightsize the U.S. Presence Abroad Lack Urgency and Momentum

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108-395.H
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Document Date
2003-11-21
Report Length
21 pages
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Additional, Minority, Dissenting Views
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Brief Executive Summary
The Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations of the House Committee on Government Reform investigated the expanding and diverse U.S. presence abroad, noting challenges such as diminished ambassadorial control, increased threats to personnel, and rising costs. Acknowledging the need for a more strategic approach, the President has incorporated "rightsizing" the U.S. overseas presence into the Executive Branch's management agenda. To enhance mission efficiency and security the report recommends a renewed commitment to the rightsizing process for the State Department.
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House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations, hearing on "Right Sizing the U.S. Presence Abroad," 107th Cong., H.Hrg. 107-189, (2002, May 1)
House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations, hearing on "The President's Management Agenda: Rightsizing the U.S. Presence Abroad," 108th Cong., H.Hrg. 108-21, (2003, April 7)
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