December 18, 2012 An independent panel said systematic management failures at the State Department led to inadequate security that left the diplomatic mission vulnerable. Despite those failures, the board found no cause for any disciplinary action.
December 10, 2012 The decision to add Jabhat al-Nusra to the list of foreign terrorist organizations is meant to marginalize extremists who are among the groups working to oust President Bashar Assad. A State Department spokeswoman said the group was an al-Qaida front.
September 24, 2012 In a back-and-forth about CNN's decision to report details from slain Ambassador Chris Stevens' journal, State spokesman Philippe Reines and reporter Michael Hastings let loose with some blue words.
March 28, 2011 In an interview with the BBC, Crowley said that the U.S. is not torturing Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, but felt his treatment undermines U.S. credibility.
February 4, 2011 The ex-ambassador helped create a very unhappy atmosphere at the U.S. embassy in Luxembourg. A State Department inspector general's report also cited financial irregularities at the embassy.
December 15, 2010 Reports that he said "you've got to stop this war in Afghanistan" didn't reflect the fact that he was joking with doctors, the State Department says. But they do reflect that he was "singularly focused" on his work.
August 27, 2010 The State Department has banned its personnel posted to Monterrey from bringing their children. The move came after a shooting at the American Foundation School in Monterrey last week.
August 5, 2010 Pakistan Official's Killing Underscores U.S. Terror Report