TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 9 P37

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 9 P37 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 348 STATE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES Political-Military Affairs The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs provides guidance and coordinates policy formulation on national security issues including nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and missile technology nuclear and conventional arms control defense relations and security assistance and export controls. It acts as the department s primary liaison with the defense department. The bureau also participates in all major arms control nonproliferation and other security-related negotiations. The bureau s major activities are designed to further . national security objectives by stabilizing regional military balances through negotiations and security assistance negotiating reductions in global inventories of weapons of mass destruction and curbing their proliferation maintaining global access for . military forces inhibiting adversaries access to militarily significant technologies and promoting responsible . defense trade. Protocol The Chief of protocol is the principal adviser to the . government the president the vice president and the secretary of state on matters of diplomatic procedure governed by law or international custom and practice. The office is responsible for visits of foreign chiefs of state heads of government and other high officials to the United states operation of the president s guest house Blair House and conduct of official ceremonial functions and public events. It is charged with the accreditation of more than 103 000 embassy consular international organization and other foreign government personnel and members of their families throughout the United states. In addition the office determines entitlement to diplomatic or consular immunity. Office of International Information Programs In 1999 Congress dissolved the . information agency and transferred its functions to the Office of international information programs. This office designs for and distributes internet and