Diplopundit’s Blog Index for April 2009

If you can’t find the blog posts in the “tag cloud” in the right-most column here, you may want to scroll through my monthly post index. The March Index is here. The February one is here.

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AFSA Election Goes Undiplomatic?

POTUS with 67: Out at a Picnic Table

SFRC Website Make Over – When?

Holbrooke on the Pak Side of Af/Pak

SFRC Hearings: Nominations of Carson, de Baca

Officially In: Eric Goosby to Global AIDS (S/GAC)

All US Posts in Mexico Suspend Services

PSA: CDC Symptoms of Swine Flu

Philip Gordon: Snared in Senate Hold and More

Today at the SFRC: Harold Koh, Legal Adviser Nomin…

2008 Annual Report on Foreign Service Grievance …

Philip Barclay Says a Familiar Goodbye

SFRC Hearing: Nomination of Harold Koh to be Legal…

Officially In: Daniel Benjamin as Coordinator For …

Flu Outbreak: US Embassy Mexico Suspends Non-Essen…

Secretary Clinton’s Iraq Visit, April 25

Officially In: Ambassador Robert Blake to the SCA…

Video of the Week: Big Dog Wonder

Secretary Clinton on the Foreign Policy Priorities…

Ambassador Chris Hill Gets Face Time with POTUS

Officially In: Eric P. Schwartz to PRM

Officially In: Kurt Campbell to the EAP Bureau

State Department’s Briefing 2.0 Has Stalled But …

Quickie: Afghanistan Stopgap Measures

Quote: The Power to Protect from Being Wrong

All Over But the Props … er Congressional Record…

DipNote Has Turned Green for Earth Day

Officially In: Richard Morningstar, Special Envoy …

SFRC Hearings: Nominations of Burk, Daalder

Say Hello to Christopher Hill, Our New US Ambassad…

The Official “Under the Sea” Ambassador Hume Photo…

Ambassador Hill Adds More Pages to the Congression…

A Future Case Study: Mutiny of the Foggy Bottom Hi…

Ambassador Hill Edges Closer to Baghdad …

The Way Forward: Paperless, Consolidated and Guess…

US Passport Vulnerabilities: Knee-Jerk Variety Res…

Ambassador Hume in Tank with Sharks

Deputy Ambassador Ricciardone and Wife: First Pres…

Video of the Week: the fallacy of conventional …

Remember More: Beirut Bombing Victims

Where, oh where are the diplomats going to get a …

Torturing Democracy: How Did We Get to This Place?…

Insider Quote: Why Didn’t You Quit?

Quickie: Nordlinger’s Negroponte at Large

Officially In: McHale to “R” and Crowley to …

Don’t Leave the Press Pissed and Puzzled Next Time…

Insider Quote: Defining the Self

Update on the Death of FSO Brian Adkins

FY09 Supplemental Request: Expanded Embassies in …

Quickie: State’s Centrality in Foreign Policy

Video of the Week: Using Soft Skills on the Field

Professional Development Fellowship Program 2009

Big Brother with Big Ears, In China

Officially In: Jeffrey D. Feltman to the NEA …

Rooting for Rooney

There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fly…

Up Close and Personal: Reconstruction & Stab…

Quick Update on State Department Nominations

More on the State Department’s Arabic Training

Foggy Bottom Sage Strikes Again: In Time for EERs

Where’s Our Man in Iraq?

Insider Quote: Connecting Blindly

Shop Update: Gift Items for Af/Pak Crew and Friends…

Video of the Week: Chris Inglis on Leadership at …

Baghdad Won’t See Chris Hill Until After 4/20 …

Ambassador Eikenberry and EFM Heading to Kabul?

Take the Ethics Training – In Crossword Puzzles!

One New Iraq Strategy: Clear, Hold, and Hold Hill?…

USAID — In the State Department’s Orbit

Insider Quote: State Department, Future Perfect

Gem of the Day – Morales Charges U.S. Conspiracy …

Eyes on London the Next Two Days

Quickie: State Department – Attracting a Different…

SFRC Approves Nominations


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Diplopundit’s Blog Index for April 2009

If you can’t find the blog posts in the “tag cloud” in the right-most column here, you may want to scroll through my monthly post index. The March Index is here. The February one is here.

~ * ~

AFSA Election Goes Undiplomatic?

POTUS with 67: Out at a Picnic Table

SFRC Website Make Over – When?

Holbrooke on the Pak Side of Af/Pak

SFRC Hearings: Nominations of Carson, de Baca

Officially In: Eric Goosby to Global AIDS (S/GAC)

All US Posts in Mexico Suspend Services

PSA: CDC Symptoms of Swine Flu

Philip Gordon: Snared in Senate Hold and More

Today at the SFRC: Harold Koh, Legal Adviser Nomin…

2008 Annual Report on Foreign Service Grievance …

Philip Barclay Says a Familiar Goodbye

SFRC Hearing: Nomination of Harold Koh to be Legal…

Officially In: Daniel Benjamin as Coordinator For …

Flu Outbreak: US Embassy Mexico Suspends Non-Essen…

Secretary Clinton’s Iraq Visit, April 25

Officially In: Ambassador Robert Blake to the SCA…

Video of the Week: Big Dog Wonder

Secretary Clinton on the Foreign Policy Priorities…

Ambassador Chris Hill Gets Face Time with POTUS

Officially In: Eric P. Schwartz to PRM

Officially In: Kurt Campbell to the EAP Bureau

State Department’s Briefing 2.0 Has Stalled But …

Quickie: Afghanistan Stopgap Measures

Quote: The Power to Protect from Being Wrong

All Over But the Props … er Congressional Record…

DipNote Has Turned Green for Earth Day

Officially In: Richard Morningstar, Special Envoy …

SFRC Hearings: Nominations of Burk, Daalder

Say Hello to Christopher Hill, Our New US Ambassad…

The Official “Under the Sea” Ambassador Hume Photo…

Ambassador Hill Adds More Pages to the Congression…

A Future Case Study: Mutiny of the Foggy Bottom Hi…

Ambassador Hill Edges Closer to Baghdad …

The Way Forward: Paperless, Consolidated and Guess…

US Passport Vulnerabilities: Knee-Jerk Variety Res…

Ambassador Hume in Tank with Sharks

Deputy Ambassador Ricciardone and Wife: First Pres…

Video of the Week: the fallacy of conventional …

Remember More: Beirut Bombing Victims

Where, oh where are the diplomats going to get a …

Torturing Democracy: How Did We Get to This Place?…

Insider Quote: Why Didn’t You Quit?

Quickie: Nordlinger’s Negroponte at Large

Officially In: McHale to “R” and Crowley to …

Don’t Leave the Press Pissed and Puzzled Next Time…

Insider Quote: Defining the Self

Update on the Death of FSO Brian Adkins

FY09 Supplemental Request: Expanded Embassies in …

Quickie: State’s Centrality in Foreign Policy

Video of the Week: Using Soft Skills on the Field

Professional Development Fellowship Program 2009

Big Brother with Big Ears, In China

Officially In: Jeffrey D. Feltman to the NEA …

Rooting for Rooney

There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fly…

Up Close and Personal: Reconstruction & Stab…

Quick Update on State Department Nominations

More on the State Department’s Arabic Training

Foggy Bottom Sage Strikes Again: In Time for EERs

Where’s Our Man in Iraq?

Insider Quote: Connecting Blindly

Shop Update: Gift Items for Af/Pak Crew and Friends…

Video of the Week: Chris Inglis on Leadership at …

Baghdad Won’t See Chris Hill Until After 4/20 …

Ambassador Eikenberry and EFM Heading to Kabul?

Take the Ethics Training – In Crossword Puzzles!

One New Iraq Strategy: Clear, Hold, and Hold Hill?…

USAID — In the State Department’s Orbit

Insider Quote: State Department, Future Perfect

Gem of the Day – Morales Charges U.S. Conspiracy …

Eyes on London the Next Two Days

Quickie: State Department – Attracting a Different…

SFRC Approves Nominations


AFSA Election Goes Undiplomatic?

A big election is just down the corner for Foreign Service folks — the AFSA Governing Board is up for election for the 2009-2011 term. Some 40 days to go before the ballots are counted, and the campaign buzz is heating up and not nicely, I must say.


E3 Team AFSA 2009: Experience, Equity, Excellence
claims that the Clean Slate endorsements are misleading. It looks like two individuals complained that their endorsements were misrepresented. One says the slate endorsement “appears to be a gross misrepresentation,” and another says she “strenuously object to the use of my name.” E3 Team AFSA has a screaming green link to “CLEAN SLATE ENDORSEMENTS ARE MISLEADING.” And in case you miss the point, it adds: On their website and in their mailings, Clean Slate lists numbers of endorsements. That is not a race that we have entered, but here are some comments from people who were listed in earlier Clean Slate e mailings as having endorsed the Clean Slate or individuals on it.


Look it up
here, see what you’re missing.


Its website has a
Guest Book with one entry. Seven endorsements have also been posted. I would not count “Great info Mark, thank you for the post – good to see specialists running for AFSA – keep us posted on what happens. Department of State: Information Resource Management Facebook page April 2, 2009” as official endorsement if I were you — the writer might complain.

Some E3 Team AFSA links that might interest you: Who We Are and What We Believe – the latter page includes items on The Equity Imperative and Standards for Excellence. I wonder what happened to Experience, the first of the 3Es.


Susan R. Johnson
(Maintains a TS Security Clearance) , a Foreign Service officer since 1979 is the top candidate for the E3 Team AFSA 2009 slate. She is a Senior FS Officer who has served twice as DCM (Romania and Mauritius) and who received the DCM of the Year Award in 2002. You can read more about her in the Women’s History Month page and her OHR bio from 2004. Diana Page (Maintains a TS Security Clearance) is also running in the same slate for State VP, as well as a few others whose last names did not include the “Maintains a TS Security Clearance” as surnames.


The other team running in this election is the
CLEAN Slate (Courageous Leadership, Effective Action – Now). It promises to: A) Represent AFSA’s Members More Transparently, B) Secure Needed Resources and Better Management and C) Resolutely Defend Your Rights. Its platform is spelled out here. It calls its opponents “dedicated, distinguished professionals whom we are proud to call colleagues and friends” but points out to the major differences between the two slates including the fact that 11 of its 18 members are mid-level employees. And this not too subtle dig: “none of us has made AFSA a “second career.”


The
CLEAN Slate page also includes a running a counter of endorsement, currently at 85. The other candidates running in this slate are here; none of them have the extended “TS” surnames, in case you’re interested. It also has a page on How to Vote.


David Firestein
, a Foreign Service officer since 1992, is running at the top of the CLEAN slate ticket. You can read more about him here and here. In 2008, Firestein was appointed as senior advisor at the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. In 2006, he won the prestigious “Secretary of State’s Award for Public Outreach.” David Daniel M. Hirsh is also running in the same slate as State VP. He is probably the slate’s most controversial candidate – you can read Dead Men Working’s posts here, here and here. Daniel Hirsh himself recently posted in his blog An Open Letter To My DS Colleagues after a specific email has been circulated in what he says is an attempt to portray him as “a person hostile to DS.”

Okay, if you’re an election hound and up for some more of this — go visit the election forum here. Somebody posted: “In order for you guys to winn you must stop using your negative tactics.” Another one said, “I have just been watching your campaign get dirtier and dirtier. And the latest email just adds even more filth.[…]Thanks for showing your true colors!”

{Update 5/4}: I should add that the two comments above and a couple more have been posted on the election forum thread of E3 Team AFSA but no similar complaints appears on the other slate. I understand that candidates may not always have full control over what their surrogates write or say, but I also think that it is a sign of a good and strong leadership to be able to set the right tone and limits in a heated campaign. I am hoping that Team AFSA and the CLEAN Slate would utilize more fully the purpose of the AFSA online forum during this election campaign. I think this would be one way for members to assess the potential responsiveness of all candidates, as well as an opportunity for everyone to engage in an active discussion on the state of the Foreign Service. I see that the mandatory age retirement (MAR) has been discussed in the CLEAN Slate page; I would like to see similar discussions on other topics on both slates. I can read perfectly the campaign platforms, thank you very much — but I and other folks would like to see that give and take discussion online and on the record. {end of this update}

Seems like there are more election emails in circulation, is that allowed? Character assassination and red herrings have allegedly entered this year’s campaign toolbox, also.

Seriously folks, you’re all diplomats — fight hard and strong on the issues, but be dignified, do it nicely – you might scare the children.

The AFSA by-laws are here. See item V on the Governing Board.

Updated 5/1:
Thanks to Diplopundit reader, Mike for correcting me on the name of the State VP candidate for the CLEAN slate. The candidate’s name is Daniel M. Hirsch not David as I ‘ve previously posted here. Apologies, not enough sleep and too much java. I must also add that there is a third candidate running for State VP. Katherine Hadda is running as a non-slate/independent candidate; she has 20 years experience in the FS (see p.7 of AFSA News Special Election Edition). She writes: “I hope you will vote for me, but even if you don’t, please vote! How will we get management to take us seriously if we don’t make ourselves heard?”

And you know she’s right. Go, fill out your ballot now before you forget it in your incoming box.

AFSA Election Goes Undiplomatic?

A big election is just down the corner for Foreign Service folks — the AFSA Governing Board is up for election for the 2009-2011 term. Some 40 days to go before the ballots are counted, and the campaign buzz is heating up and not nicely, I must say.


E3 Team AFSA 2009: Experience, Equity, Excellence
claims that the Clean Slate endorsements are misleading. It looks like two individuals complained that their endorsements were misrepresented. One says the slate endorsement “appears to be a gross misrepresentation,” and another says she “strenuously object to the use of my name.” E3 Team AFSA has a screaming green link to “CLEAN SLATE ENDORSEMENTS ARE MISLEADING.” And in case you miss the point, it adds: On their website and in their mailings, Clean Slate lists numbers of endorsements. That is not a race that we have entered, but here are some comments from people who were listed in earlier Clean Slate e mailings as having endorsed the Clean Slate or individuals on it.


Look it up
here, see what you’re missing.


Its website has a
Guest Book with one entry. Seven endorsements have also been posted. I would not count “Great info Mark, thank you for the post – good to see specialists running for AFSA – keep us posted on what happens. Department of State: Information Resource Management Facebook page April 2, 2009” as official endorsement if I were you — the writer might complain.

Some E3 Team AFSA links that might interest you: Who We Are and What We Believe – the latter page includes items on The Equity Imperative and Standards for Excellence. I wonder what happened to Experience, the first of the 3Es.


Susan R. Johnson
(Maintains a TS Security Clearance) , a Foreign Service officer since 1979 is the top candidate for the E3 Team AFSA 2009 slate. She is a Senior FS Officer who has served twice as DCM (Romania and Mauritius) and who received the DCM of the Year Award in 2002. You can read more about her in the Women’s History Month page and her OHR bio from 2004. Diana Page (Maintains a TS Security Clearance) is also running in the same slate for State VP, as well as a few others whose last names did not include the “Maintains a TS Security Clearance” as surnames.


The other team running in this election is the
CLEAN Slate (Courageous Leadership, Effective Action – Now). It promises to: A) Represent AFSA’s Members More Transparently, B) Secure Needed Resources and Better Management and C) Resolutely Defend Your Rights. Its platform is spelled out here. It calls its opponents “dedicated, distinguished professionals whom we are proud to call colleagues and friends” but points out to the major differences between the two slates including the fact that 11 of its 18 members are mid-level employees. And this not too subtle dig: “none of us has made AFSA a “second career.”


The
CLEAN Slate page also includes a running a counter of endorsement, currently at 85. The other candidates running in this slate are here; none of them have the extended “TS” surnames, in case you’re interested. It also has a page on How to Vote.


David Firestein
, a Foreign Service officer since 1992, is running at the top of the CLEAN slate ticket. You can read more about him here and here. In 2008, Firestein was appointed as senior advisor at the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. In 2006, he won the prestigious “Secretary of State’s Award for Public Outreach.” David Daniel M. Hirsh is also running in the same slate as State VP. He is probably the slate’s most controversial candidate – you can read Dead Men Working’s posts here, here and here. Daniel Hirsh himself recently posted in his blog An Open Letter To My DS Colleagues after a specific email has been circulated in what he says is an attempt to portray him as “a person hostile to DS.”

Okay, if you’re an election hound and up for some more of this — go visit the election forum here. Somebody posted: “In order for you guys to winn you must stop using your negative tactics.” Another one said, “I have just been watching your campaign get dirtier and dirtier. And the latest email just adds even more filth.[…]Thanks for showing your true colors!”

{Update 5/4}: I should add that the two comments above and a couple more have been posted on the election forum thread of E3 Team AFSA but no similar complaints appears on the other slate. I understand that candidates may not always have full control over what their surrogates write or say, but I also think that it is a sign of a good and strong leadership to be able to set the right tone and limits in a heated campaign. I am hoping that Team AFSA and the CLEAN Slate would utilize more fully the purpose of the AFSA online forum during this election campaign. I think this would be one way for members to assess the potential responsiveness of all candidates, as well as an opportunity for everyone to engage in an active discussion on the state of the Foreign Service. I see that the mandatory age retirement (MAR) has been discussed in the CLEAN Slate page; I would like to see similar discussions on other topics on both slates. I can read perfectly the campaign platforms, thank you very much — but I and other folks would like to see that give and take discussion online and on the record. {end of this update}

Seems like there are more election emails in circulation, is that allowed? Character assassination and red herrings have allegedly entered this year’s campaign toolbox, also.

Seriously folks, you’re all diplomats — fight hard and strong on the issues, but be dignified, do it nicely – you might scare the children.

The AFSA by-laws are here. See item V on the Governing Board.

Updated 5/1:
Thanks to Diplopundit reader, Mike for correcting me on the name of the State VP candidate for the CLEAN slate. The candidate’s name is Daniel M. Hirsch not David as I ‘ve previously posted here. Apologies, not enough sleep and too much java. I must also add that there is a third candidate running for State VP. Katherine Hadda is running as a non-slate/independent candidate; she has 20 years experience in the FS (see p.7 of AFSA News Special Election Edition). She writes: “I hope you will vote for me, but even if you don’t, please vote! How will we get management to take us seriously if we don’t make ourselves heard?”

And you know she’s right. Go, fill out your ballot now before you forget it in your incoming box.

POTUS with 67: Out at a Picnic Table


President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together sitting at a picnic table April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

I’m not sure if she looks tired or unhappy about something in this photo. What went on April 9? Here is the original photo at (3500 x 2719).

POTUS with 67: Out at a Picnic Table


President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together sitting at a picnic table April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

I’m not sure if she looks tired or unhappy about something in this photo. What went on April 9? Here is the original photo at (3500 x 2719).

SFRC Website Make Over – When?

screencapture 4/29/2009

In late January, Steve Clemons of The Washington Note wrote about the need for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to overhaul its website (see Jan 28 2009, 9:24AM). The same day, he got a response from the new Senate Foreign Relations Committee Communications Director and former FSO, Frederick L. Jones II (see Jan 28 2009, 11:55AM) saying that an overhaul is in the works and it is a “top priority.” On February 3, the SFRC webmaster, Brian Young posted that “we’re already in the process of redoing the site.” (see TPM, February 3, 2009, 6:44AM)

Okay – that’s about three months ago …sigh!

SFRC Website Make Over – When?

screencapture 4/29/2009

In late January, Steve Clemons of The Washington Note wrote about the need for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to overhaul its website (see Jan 28 2009, 9:24AM). The same day, he got a response from the new Senate Foreign Relations Committee Communications Director and former FSO, Frederick L. Jones II (see Jan 28 2009, 11:55AM) saying that an overhaul is in the works and it is a “top priority.” On February 3, the SFRC webmaster, Brian Young posted that “we’re already in the process of redoing the site.” (see TPM, February 3, 2009, 6:44AM)

Okay – that’s about three months ago …sigh!

Holbrooke on the Pak Side of Af/Pak

Today, Wednesday, April 29,This has been moved to Tuesday, May 05, 2009, 12:00 PM. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrooke will be at the Rayburn House answering questions from the full House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) members. HFAC chairman, Howard L. Berman (D-CA) is holding an open hearing on the Pak side of Af/Pak — From Strategy to Implementation: The Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship.

Tomorrow, April 30, Ambassador Holbrooke will be at the Dirksen Senate Building to testify at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC). Senator John Kerry is also holding a hearing on the Pak part of Af/Pak — US Strategy Toward Pakistan. (Update 4/29 @ 8:50 pm: It seems only a matter of time; this one has also been postponed. Will update when this is rescheduled).

You know CSPAN will be covering it as well as a few more media outlets because like Strobe Talbott says, he’s “the diplomatic equivalent of a hydrogen bomb,” okay? And speaking of Holbrooke — In the Loop’s Al Kamen has written earlier this week about Holbrooke’s Growing Orbit.

I will not repeat the joke that has migrated from the Balkans to Foggy Bottom , but Holbrooke is reported to “have announced to a meeting of career Foreign Service folks in the South and Central Asia bureau (SCA) that they were now working for him, something that stunned more than a few of them.”

If true, boy oh boy — does that mean the incoming Assistant Secretary for SCA, Ambassador Robert Blake, also works for him? Hmmn….hmmnnn..

Ambassador Blake has just been announced as the Assistant Secretary nominee for the SCA bureau. If you look at this map, you’ll see that Af/Pak runs right at the center of the South Central Asian region, and some have pointed out that without Afghanistan and Pakistan, the SCA bureau has a shrunken domain. Even then, I thought, well, at least SCA still has India and Kazakhstan, two of the largest countries in the region with their own sets of challenges. But now … one wonders.

It would be interesting to hear how Ambassador Blake sees his role in the big picture; after all he’ll be the one facing a confirmation hearing, not the special envoy. Blake’s nomination has been sent to the Senate and is currently pending at the SFRC (15 nominations in the queue ahead of him at the moment).

I did say back in February that I could not imagine the org boxes to stay the same with Ambassador Holbrooke on the scene. I’m sure there will be more on this later…


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Matthew Kaminski: Holbrooke of South Asia

Holbrooke on the Pak Side of Af/Pak

Today, Wednesday, April 29,This has been moved to Tuesday, May 05, 2009, 12:00 PM. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrooke will be at the Rayburn House answering questions from the full House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) members. HFAC chairman, Howard L. Berman (D-CA) is holding an open hearing on the Pak side of Af/Pak — From Strategy to Implementation: The Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship.

Tomorrow, April 30, Ambassador Holbrooke will be at the Dirksen Senate Building to testify at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC). Senator John Kerry is also holding a hearing on the Pak part of Af/Pak — US Strategy Toward Pakistan. (Update 4/29 @ 8:50 pm: It seems only a matter of time; this one has also been postponed. Will update when this is rescheduled).

You know CSPAN will be covering it as well as a few more media outlets because like Strobe Talbott says, he’s “the diplomatic equivalent of a hydrogen bomb,” okay? And speaking of Holbrooke — In the Loop’s Al Kamen has written earlier this week about Holbrooke’s Growing Orbit.

I will not repeat the joke that has migrated from the Balkans to Foggy Bottom , but Holbrooke is reported to “have announced to a meeting of career Foreign Service folks in the South and Central Asia bureau (SCA) that they were now working for him, something that stunned more than a few of them.”

If true, boy oh boy — does that mean the incoming Assistant Secretary for SCA, Ambassador Robert Blake, also works for him? Hmmn….hmmnnn..

Ambassador Blake has just been announced as the Assistant Secretary nominee for the SCA bureau. If you look at this map, you’ll see that Af/Pak runs right at the center of the South Central Asian region, and some have pointed out that without Afghanistan and Pakistan, the SCA bureau has a shrunken domain. Even then, I thought, well, at least SCA still has India and Kazakhstan, two of the largest countries in the region with their own sets of challenges. But now … one wonders.

It would be interesting to hear how Ambassador Blake sees his role in the big picture; after all he’ll be the one facing a confirmation hearing, not the special envoy. Blake’s nomination has been sent to the Senate and is currently pending at the SFRC (15 nominations in the queue ahead of him at the moment).

I did say back in February that I could not imagine the org boxes to stay the same with Ambassador Holbrooke on the scene. I’m sure there will be more on this later…


Related Post:


Related Item:

Matthew Kaminski: Holbrooke of South Asia