Snapshot: Breakdown of State Department Employees as of 6/30/2014

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Snapshot: Breakdown of State Department Employees as of 6/30/2014. via Snapshot: Breakdown of State Department Employees as of 6/30/2014.

Writing: It’s Not Really About the Money

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Originally posted on Charles Ray's Ramblings:
 When I’m asked how long I’ve been writing, I can say truthfully, most of my life. I was taught to read at the age of four,…

Meet Secretary Kerry’s New Foreign Policy Board

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Originally posted on Diplopundit:
— Domani Spero ? Via state.gov: The distinguished group is comprised of up to 25 members who meet at the Department of State periodically to discuss strategic questions, and…

Interview with Historical Novelist Mirella Patzer

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Originally posted on Charles Ray's Ramblings:
I’m privileged to feature an interview with Mirella Patzer, a Canadian author who specializes in historical romance fiction. She writes sweeping historical, with a touch of…

The Role of the SME: Making Military Exercises Relevant and Realistic

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Originally posted on Complex Security:
After 20 years in the U.S. Army and 30 in the U.S. Foreign Service – including two tours of duty as a U.S. ambassador – I’ve been involved in…

Doctorate in Dumbass

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Originally posted on Chief Writing Wolf:
Alleged proof that humans and dinosaurs lived and played together. As if the state of Texas hasn’t embarrassed itself enough by keeping Rick Perry in the governor’s…

U.S. Launched Operation to Rescue ISIS Hostages, Pentagon Says

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Originally posted on TIME:
Updated Aug. 20, 9 p.m. ET The United States launched a rescue operation this summer to free American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and…

U.S. Foreign Policy After Afghanistan – Déjà Vu All Over Again

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U.S. Foreign Policy After Afghanistan – Déjà Vu All Over Again. via U.S. Foreign Policy After Afghanistan – Déjà Vu All Over Again.

State Dept’s Albright Archive – Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, August 7, 1998

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State Dept’s Albright Archive – Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, August 7, 1998. via State Dept’s Albright Archive – Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, August 7, 1998.

Will Cyberspace be the Next Battleground?

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Originally posted on Complex Security:
When a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania indicted six Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officers on May 19, 2014 on 31 counts of hacking and…