August 3, 2023
On August 7, 1998, at 10:30 am, truck bombs exploded at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing more than 200 people and wounding more…
May 4, 2023
This fragment of the original granite wall surrounding the U.S. embassy compound in Saigon bears the evidence of the January 31, 1968, Tet Offensive attack.
June 28, 2022
On November 1, 1995, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, Secretary of State Warren Christopher and then-Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke opened…
November 22, 2021
Being a diplomat can mean putting yourself at risk, especially in times of violence or war. Diplomats may help evacuate their nation’s citizens from dangerous…
New to the Collection
A 1909 Consular Officer Class Photo
Taken on the steps of what is now the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., this photo shows newly-minted officers who would go on to staff U.S. consulates, providing services to American citizens overseas.