The Regional Affairs Directorate provides analysis and advice to senior leaders on current politico-military affairs and their impact on the Air Force.
To assist the SIG(FP), the Secretary of State set up Interagency Groups (IGs) for each geographic region, politico-military affairs, and international economic affairs.
Thomas McNamara, a senior State Department official in charge of politico-military affairs, said it would be extremely difficult to ban mines, since they are not considered illegitimate weapons as is the case with chemical or biological weapons.
Earlier this month, Robert Gallucci, the US assistant secretary of state for politico-military affairs, said he was not confident a diplomatic solution could be found to the problem.
After his term at Guantanamo Harbeson became a staff officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff - the Deputy Director for politico-military affairs for Europe, NATO and Russia.
He said that meetings of the military committee could be a useful forum for discussing the military aspects of United Nations peacekeeping operations and other "politico-military affairs," serving to foster confidence among senior officers from the major powers.
It matters little that the new landscape has less to do with the traditional terrain of politico-military affairs than it does with such subjects as foreign economic policy, drugs and the environment.
Her father, a former Ambassador to Portugal, is the assistant secretary of state for politico-military affairs.
His other areas of expertise include multilateral affairs, peacekeeping operations, conventional arms control, economic development, and politico-military affairs.
He was assistant secretary of politico-military affairs and an adviser to the President on national security matters during the Bush Administration.