Promote the safe return of every American citizen kidnapped abroad, particularly journalists and aid workers

Advocate for any American citizen kidnapped abroad, particularly those working in conflict zones as journalists or humanitarian workers

  • Partner with Hostage US for support of families of American hostages
  • Collaborate with United States Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell and the Executive branch Hostage Recovery Group for evaluation of its efficacy in the return of American hostages
  • Foster national and international dialogue to establish collaborative policies for kidnap prevention and resolution
  • Support national and international research about American Hostage Crisis response and effective policies
  • Recognize American citizens who embody the courage to advocate for the freedom of American hostages

Accomplishments

  • Governmental response to current hostage policy in the form of President Obama’s Executive Order “Hostage Recovery Activities,” which includes the establishment of the United States Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell
  • The establishment of Hostage US, “an independent non-profit organization that supports hostages and their families both during and after a kidnapping”
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CURRENT AMERICAN HOSTAGES

THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF THE U.S. HOSTAGE POLICY REVIEW