Strategic Goal 2: Counterterrorism - Public Benefit, Selected Performance Trends, and Strategic Context

FY 2003 Performance and Accountability Report
Bureau of Resource Management
December 2003
Report

I. Public Benefit

The tragic events of 9/11 demonstrated the gravity of the threat international terrorists pose to the United States and its citizens, at home and abroad. With a presence in some 60 countries, Al-Qaeda continues to be of great concern, although it has been significantly weakened by U.S. actions in the past two years. The Department has the lead in international aspects of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), which remains its top priority. In every corner of the globe, the Secretary, other senior officials, and Ambassadors have pressed their counterparts for expanded cooperation and intensified efforts against terrorists. Through such effective diplomacy, the U.S. has developed and leads a worldwide coalition that acts to suppress terrorism on all fronts: military, intelligence, law enforcement, public diplomacy and financial. In collaboration with its partners in other agencies and in other countries, the Department will remain committed to combating terrorist networks wherever they exist, until the mission is accomplished and Americans are secure from such threats. To date, the Department has mobilized some 180 countries and territories in the GWOT to identify, disrupt and destroy international terrorist organizations. Over 3,000 terrorist suspects have been arrested, and over $138 million in terrorists' assets have been blocked by over forty foreign governments. Key to the ability to mobilize effective action by our foreign partners is the provision of training to those who want to help but lack the means. Since 9/11, these programs, including programs on anti-terrorist assistance, terrorist interdiction, and terrorist finance, have significantly improved the abilities of many countries to be effective partners.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage gestures during a press conference in the headquarters of the U.S.-led occupation force in Baghdad. � AP Photo/Ali Haider

 Photo showing U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage gesturing during a press conference in the headquarters of the U.S.-led occupation force in Baghdad.
 

II. Selected Performance Trends

Number of Anti-Terrorism Assistance Courses Provided to Priority States
  Result Target
2000 2001 2002 2003 2003
Anti-Terrorism Assistance Courses 117 135 169 238 190

 

Number of Groups Designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (Cumulative)
  Result Target
2000 2001 2002 2003 2003
Designated Groups 29 31 36 37 37

 

III. Strategic Context

The Counterterrorism strategic goal is supported by three performance goals. Shown below are the performance goals, initiatives/programs, bureaus and partners that contribute to accomplishment of the strategic goal

STRATEGIC GOAL: COUNTERTERRORISM
(Components that Contribute to Goal Accomplishment)
Performance Goal
(Short Title)
Initiative/Program Lead Bureau(s) External Partners
Active Anti-Terrorist Coalitions Diplomatic Engagement Coordinator for Counterterrorism UN
Anti-Terrorism Assistance Coordinator for Counterterrorism,
Diplomatic Security
N/A
Meeting International Standards Coordinator for Counterterrorism N/A
Freezing Terrorist Financing Designations of Terrorist Organizations Economic and Business Affairs,
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Coordinator for Counterterrorism,
International Organization
Treasury, DOJ
Counterterrorism Financing and Technical Assistance Economic and Business Affairs,
Coordinator for counterterrorism,
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
Treasury, DOJ
Prevention and Response to Terrorism Foreign Emergency Support Team Coordinator for Counterterrorism DoD, DOE, FBI, CIA, DHS
Technical Support
Working Group
Coordinator for Counterterrorism,
Economic and Business Affairs
Treasury
Money Laundering and
Terrorist Financing
Interntional Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Coordinator for Counterterrorism Treasury, FATF, UN, G-8, DOJ, DHS
Diminished Terrorism
Conditions
Accomplishment of this performance goal is the responsibility of USAID. Accomplishment of this performance goal is the responsibility of USAID. Accomplishment of this performance goal is the responsibility of USAID.