• American Citizens: Protect the safety and security of American citizens who travel and live abroad.

  • Travel and Migration: Manage fairly and effectively the entry of immigrants and foreign visitors into the United States.

  • International Crime: Minimize the impact of international crime on the United States and its citizens.

  • Illegal Drugs: Reduce the entry of illegal drugs into the United States.

  • Counterterrorism: Reduce the number and impact of international terrorist attacks, especially on the United States and its citizens.

  • Democracy and Human Rights: Open political systems and societies to democratic practices, the rule of law, good governance, and respect for human rights.

  • Humanitarian Assistance: Prevent or minimize the human costs of conflict and natural disasters.

  • Environment: Secure a sustainable global environment and protect the United States and its citizens from the effects of international environmental degradation.

  • Population: Achieve a sustainable world population.

  • Health: Protect human health and reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

SOURCE: ''United States Strategic Plan for International Affairs, First Revision," released by the Office of Resources, Plans, and Policy, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., February 1999. See http://www.state.gov/www/global/general_foreign_policy/99_stratplan_toc.html_foreign_policy/99_stratplan_toc.html>.

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