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J O U R N A L
OREIGN ERVICE
S F
P
RESIDENT
S
V
IEWS
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5
Marine Corps Culture
and Institutional Success:
Lessons for the FS?
By Susan R. Johnson
S
PEAKING
O
UT
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13
The Next 50 Years
By George F. Jones
L
ETTER FROM THE
E
DITOR
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18
By Steven Alan Honley
F
OREIGN
S
ERVICE
C
ROSSWORD
P
UZZLE
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76
By Jason Vorderstrasse
L
ETTERS
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6
C
YBERNOTES
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9
M
ARKETPLACE
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10
B
OOKS
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64
I
N
M
EMORY
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68
I
NDEX TO
A
DVERTISERS
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74
Cover illustration
by Jon Krause
J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 2 / F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L
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C
ONTENTS
January 2012 Volume 89, No. 1
F
O C U S O N
F S R e f l e c t i o n s
B
ORN IN
K
ANSAS
, M
ADE IN
A
FRICA
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20
It is the many “unsung heroes” working day after day to make Africa
a better place who hold the continent’s future in their hands.
By Mark G. Wentling
R
EMEMBERING
A
NOTHER
U
NFORGETTABLE
D
AY
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25
A Foreign Service spouse reflects on a world-shattering day
that defined a generation: Dec. 7, 1941.
By Margaret Sullivan
G
ETTING TO
K
NOW
Y
OU
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28
A missing cat forges closer bonds between a
Foreign Service family and their Kyiv neighbors.
By Marsha Philipak-Chambers
A P
ROMISE TO
A
ISHA
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32
It takes a village to help an FSO keep
his promise of aid to a Somali refugee.
By Steve Hubler
U
NTIL
W
E
M
EET
A
GAIN
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35
On the eve of Mao’s victory in 1949, a Foreign Service wife breaks
explicit State Department orders so she can reunite her family.
By Marshall S. Clough
F
E A T U R E S
H
OMESICK
: S
UPPORTING THE
E
MOTIONAL
L
IFE OF
E
XPATRIATES
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40
Foreign affairs agencies need to do more to ensure that overseas employees and
their families are offered appropriate care, privately and conveniently.
By Adrienne Benson Scherger