THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL46 AFSA Honors Foreign Service Colleagues 48 Moments of Silence Around theWorld 49 State VP Voice—On Launching a Rewarding Career 50 FCS VP Voice—Let’s Talk (Commercial) Dialogues 51 AFSA Congratulates Job Search Program Graduates 51 AFSA Governing Board Meeting, April 2017 52 Book Notes: The Dust of Kandahar 52 Friends and Family Honor Anne Smedinghoff’s Memory 54 Our Story Is Important—Keep Helping Us Tell It 56 AFSA and Smithsonian Associates Explore Middle East Complexities 57 Last Chance to Vote in the AFSA Election!
THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION
On the Cover:
U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John R. Bass, a career Foreign Service officer, and General Joseph F. Dunford Jr.,
chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, attend a meeting with Turkey’s senior military leadership in Ankara on Nov. 6, 2016.
Photo: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/D. MYLES CULLEN.7 President’s Views Getting Out in Front By Ba r ba r a S t e p h e n s o n 10 Letter from the Editor Where Diplomacy and Defense Meet By Sh awn Do rma n 19 Speaking Out The Golden Rule of Professionalism By Ma t t Tomp k i n s
Departments11 Letters 14 Talking Points 101 Books 110 Local Lens Trondheim, Norway By J i m DeHa r t
Marketplace103 Classifieds 106 Real Estate 109 Index to Advertisers