Embassies Under Siege: Personal Accounts by Diplomats on the Front Line (Institute for the Study of Diplomacy)
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Benghazi isn't new, it's just disrespectful political fodder Felix I. Ramos Very good reading. In this day of "Benghazi madness" it is important to put the life in embassies into perspective.. Why Diplomacy is the First Line of Defense A Customer "Embassies Under Siege" tells the story of some of the greatest tragedies and dramas of modern diplomacy. Told by Americans who experienced shattering events, these first-hand accounts speak of courage, terror, and blunders as ordinary foreign service officers attempt to cope with extraordinary circumstances. The immediacy of the writing, brevity of the chapters, and the harrowing reality of the assassinations, bombings and hostage-takings make this a . The Dark Side of International Diplomacy Having served in a security role as a Marine Security Guard with the Department of State, I found this book fasinating! It really shows in detail the circumstances surrounding several different situations that occured at embassies throughout the world. It also shows our Diplomats at their finest. The Department of State is not usually looked upon as a "macho" agency in the US Government. This book also shows the close relationship between the US Marine
Still, this book is an excellent way to better understand the daily dangers in the lives of U.S. Kechichian, Rand Corp., Santa Monica, Cal.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. In response to several tragic events, the State Department embarked on a massive construction effort to turn U.S. From Library Journal In nine superb essays in this fascinating book-recounting grave incidents at our embassies in Uganda, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, San Salvador, Kuwait, Liberia, and Somalia-resourceful diplomats provide numerous suggestions
The authors, all career foreign service officers, provide first-hand accounts of vulnerable people facing great peril. This volume provides eyewitness accounts of nine representative crises in foreign lands described in detail. As problems remain and new crises arise, the lessons learned from these cases will continue to prove valuable. Containing incidents of physical courage, professionalism and resourcefulness, this book tells the story of individuals serving in today's foreign service.