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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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NOVEMBER 2012
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November 2012
Volume 89, No. 11
FOREIGN
SERVICE
SPECIAL
HONORING THE FALLEN
The Fallen at Benghazi, September 11, 2012 / 73
We mourn the loss of our colleagues. Their service and example are an inspiration
to us all.
BY SUSAN R . JOHNSON
Celebrating a Courageous Diplomat
and Son of California / 72
Hundreds gathered at the San Francisco City Hall on Oct. 16 to mourn the death
of Ambassador Chris Stevens and celebrate his life.
BY DONNA AYERST
In Memory / 79
This special edition is devoted to the four American diplomatic personnel
who perished in Benghazi.
FOCUS
BOOKS BY FOREIGN SERVICE AUTHORS
In Their Own Write / 24
We are pleased to present this year’s roundup of books by Foreign Service
members and their families, with twice as many volumes as last year.
BY SUSAN B . MA I TRA
FEATURES
Adaptability and Mobility:
An Afghanistan PRT Field Report / 55
With U.S. troops departing Afghanistan, a civilian drawdown is a foregone
conclusion. Now is the right time to tear down processes and structures that do
not work.
BY TED BURKHALTER
September Song, United Nations Edition / 60
A member of the U.S. delegation to the September 1973 United Nations General
Assembly session learns some valuable lessons about the art of diplomacy.
BY JACK SUL L I VAN
FS KNOW-HOW
Assistance after Retirement / 63
The Ofce of Retirement is here to assist Foreign Service annuitants with a host
of issues.
BY JOHN K . NALAND
On the Cover: Passers-by sign AFSA’s condolence boards for the diplomats killed in Libya;
photo by Patrick Bradley.
AFSA NEWS
Call for AFSA Constructive Dissent
Awards Nominations / 67
State VP Voice: Equal Support
and Equal Recognition / 68
USAID VP Voice: Bullying—
Not Just for Kids / 69
Retiree VP Voice: AFSA Needs
Retirees and Retirees Need
AFSA / 70
Taking STOCK of Unintended
Consequences / 71
Senior Living Foundation:
Planning for Change / 74
AFSA Speaker Series:
The Future of Medicare / 75
AFSA Hosts Road Scholar Program
in Washington, D.C. / 76
COLUMNS
President’s Views / 7
Getting the Risk-Diplomacy
Balance Right
BY SUSAN R . JOHNSON
Speaking Out / 18
Psst! Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy
an Ambassadorship?
BY DENN I S J ETT
Refections / 89
Nicholas Katzenbach’s
Enduring Service
BY RENN I E A . S I LVA
DEPARTMENTS
Letters / 10
Talking Points / 14
In Memory / 79
Local Lens / 90
MARKETPLACE
Classifeds / 83
Real Estate / 86
Index to Advertisers / 88