Follow the happenings around the FS with Kolbi’s Weekly State Department Blog Roundup, Digger’s Life After Jerusalem and TSB at The Skeptical Bureaucrat. If you need a good hysterical laugh (who doesn’t) visit Michel at Facts are Strictly Optional.
Lots going on — QDDR-lite will be out reportedly soon; DS agents are hunting down the Eikenberry cables leaker/s; Global Operations, the DSS web series is now coming out in April, US Embassy Bishkek closed today until further notice due to recent civil disturbances; Will it go on authorized/ordered departure in the next 24-48 hours? Have no idea; but at least Manas Air Base is in the same country. Check out our faves officially covering Foggy Bottom: Josh Rogin of The Cable, Laura Rozen of Politico and Spencer Ackerman of The Washington Independent.