Status Report on the Implementation of Executive Order 13698 Hostage Recovery Activities [open pdf - 793KB]
"This National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) report evaluates U.S. Government (USG) progress in the implementation of Executive Order (E.O.) 13698, Hostage Recovery Activities, signed by the President of the United States on June 24, 2015. This report also reviews implementation of the related Presidential Policy Directive 30 (PPD-30). To ensure accountability for the reforms mandated by the E.O. and PPD-30, the E.O. directed that within one year, NCTC, in consultation with the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), provide a status report to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism on the implementation of the E.O.. The E.O. directed that the status report will be informed by consultation with stakeholders outside of the USG, including former hostages and hostages' families and will, to the extent possible, be made available to the public. This Status Report responds to those requirements."
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