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Monday, January 13, 2014
How Does State Dept Designate Foreign Terrorist Organizations?
The U.S. Department of State has two main authorities for terrorism designations of groups and individuals. These two designations are "Foreign Terrorist Organizations" and "Specially Designated Global Terrorists". There are several differences between the two groups and how the designation process takes place; as well as the consequences of the designation. To learn more about the terrorist organization designation process see "Terrorism Designations FAQ", U.S. Department of State Fact Sheet, January 10, 2014.