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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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JULY-AUGUST 2013
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July-August 2013
Volume 90, No. 7-8
FOREIGN
SERVICE
AFSA NEWS
Presenting the 2013 AFSA Merit
Award Winners / 49
State VP: On Becoming Foreign
Service Policymakers / 50
Retiree VP: Déjà Vu All Over
Again / 51
2013-2015 Governing Board
Election Results/ 51
AFSA and Santa Fe Retirees
Sponsor Symposium / 52
Book Notes: Living Longer,
Stronger and Happier / 53
2013 AFSA Awards Winners / 53
AFSA Best Essay Winner: Some
Nails, Some Tape / 56
PMA Funds AFSA
Scholarship / 56
2013 George F. Kennan Award
Winner / 57
Sponsors: Supporting New
Arrivals from the Get-Go / 58
FSYF 2013 Contest and Award
Winners / 59
COLUMNS
President’s Views / 7
Passing the Baton
BY SUSAN R . JOHNSON
FS Know-How / 17
Retirement Planning Shortfalls
BY JOHN K . NALAND
DEPARTMENTS
Letters / 8
Talking Points / 12
Books / 61
Local Lens / 70
MARKETPLACE
Classifeds / 63
Real Estate / 66
Index to Advertisers / 68
On the cover: “Rooted” by Allison Davis. This graphite pencil drawing was one of Ms. Davis’ entries in
AFSA’s 2013 Art Merit Award Competition. Vice president of the National Art Honor Society at the Ameri-
can International School–Israel, Ms. Davis plans to pursue painting with oils, acrylic and water color, as
well as methods of drawing, when she begins her freshman year at Abilene Christian University in the fall.
FOCUS
ON PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
Ethics for the Professional Diplomat / 22
A code of ethics is essential to give diplomatic practitioners guidance
with respect to personal, as well as ofcial, boundaries.
Here are some components of such a code.
BY EDWARD MARKS
The Role of Dissent in National Security,
Law and Conscience / 27
One of three ofcers to resign from the Foreign Service a decade ago
in protest of the Iraq War revisits the ethical implications of that decision.
BY ANN WR I GHT
My Resignation in Retrospect / 32
Those of us in the Foreign Service must keep our moral and professional compass
calibrated to that point where integrity and love of country declare, “No further.”
BY JOHN BRADY K I ES L I NG
Some Thoughts on Dissent / 36
All government employees should be free to speak their minds as openly
as possible without endangering national security—a term regrettably
all too often used as an excuse to shut them up.
BY JOHN H . BROWN
Loyalty: The Hallmark of the Professional Diplomat / 40
Once a fnal decision is made by our political masters, it is the responsibility of
the professional diplomat to execute it—or step aside and let another do so.
BY ROBERT WI L L I AM DRY
FEATURE
FS Heritage: Lucile Atcherson Curtis,
the First Female U.S. Diplomat / 44
In 1922, the frst female permitted to take the Foreign Service exam
passed with the third-highest score that year. But it was only the frst
of many hurdles she faced.
BY MOL LY M . WOOD