Saturday, January 21, 2006

Transformational Diplomacy

On the 18th, Secretary Rice announced her plan for the future of the State Department, which involves shifting hundreds of Foreign Service officers from positions in Europe and Washington to more critical areas in the Middle East, Asia and other zones.

The full fact sheet can be found at the State Department site.

The Washington Post reported as well.

A mandatory Iraq tour for all Foreign Service personnel is also being considered, but would not come into play until 2008. Officers volunteering for the positions have dropped dramatically over the past year.

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