US Embassy Rangoon: Postscript to a Tour

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“The chargé d’affaires and the DCM provided strong leadership to Embassy Rangoon on policy and program issues during a period of Burmese political crisis and intensified U.S. policy focus. They engaged heavily in the design and successful implementation of very imaginative small grants and public diplomacy programs, and the chargé communicated effectively in shaping U.S. policy. However, leadership and management of the mission by the chargé and DCM have been inconsistent and have failed to provide necessary communication, coordination, problem solving, and fairness to foster a genuine sense of teamwork.”

Inspection of Embassy Rangoon, Burma (ISP-I-08-36A)
Excerpted from Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, April 1, 2008 to September 30, 2008 | PDF