Blog Index | July 2011

Cops Kabul Edition: Building Afghanistan’s National Police…

Uzbek National on Revoked Student Visa Indicted for Threatening POTUS…

Senate Confirms Bill Burns as Deputy Secretary of State…

Foreign Affairs Group Urges Expansion of Foreign Service, a Week Later, House Approp Committee Slashes State/USAID Funding…

Locke confirmed to be Ambassador to China by unanimous consent

US Mission Afghanistan: Ambassador Crocker returns, assures everyone “there will no no rush for the exits….” and that’s okay since our soldiers for 2023 are entering kindergarten this fall

UK’s Rory Stewart: Time to end the war in Afghanistan…

US Embassy Mexico: Kept in the Dark on ATF’s Fast and Furious Escapades …

State Dept to SIGIR: Son of a donkey, you have no bizness checking on our private army …

US Diplomat in Mexico Writes Salon Advice Columnist About Her FS Blues…

Peter Van Buren: Oh, dude — WHO did you get “more than upset” at the State Dept?…

NOC, NOC – Who’s There? The Diplomats. The Diplomats, Whoever You Are, You Are Not/Not Allowed to Enter Peshawar…

GPS Tracking for State Dept Staffers in the Danger Zones…

How much is that pony in USA’s Main Street window?…

DS Agents deployed to Iraq charged overpayment for overtime worked…

US Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against State Dept for Voided Green Card Lottery

Quickie: Aatish Taseer Explains Pakistan’s Special Edge…

Weekend World News Catchup: Expulsion, Appointments, Interviews, Defections, Arrests, New Embassies…

US Consulate General Cd. Juarez Warning: Threats of Violence Against U.S. Interests…

Near Eastern Affairs Bureau in Action Gets High Marks: Outstanding Job, High Morale Amidst Intense Workload and Regional Chaos…

July 13 SFRC Hearings: Wohlers, Moser, Heffern, Countryman, DeLaurentis…

Afghanistan-Iraq-Pakistan Staffing Fills Up Fast But Pool of Volunteers Continues to Shrink; Longer Tours on the Table?…

Mumbai: Three Blasts Kill 21, ConGen Mumbai Goes on Partial Reduction of Via Operation..

AGNA PR: ArmorGroup North America Reaches Settlement…

Public Affairs Skills Gap: Shortage of Language Qualified Press Officers…

Snapshot: Af/Pak Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy Strategy, Funding and Staffing…

US Mission Afghanistan: CODEL McCain 07.03.2011

US Embassy #Syria Suspends All Visa Services Until Further Notice…

USA vs. Ishmael Jones (Pen Name): Secrecy Agreement…

The Afghan Plan: Where Dakota Gets Warrior of the Month Award …

US Consulate General Erbil Officially Opens, Embassy Baghdad Posts One Postage Sized Photo as Proof…

Pro-Assad “Mnhebak” Mob Attacks US Embassy Damascus…

Another US Consulate General Opens — This Time in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan…

New Ambassadorship Opens – Available Now in Juba, South Sudan …

US Consulate General Basrah, Iraq – Opening: Videos, Reax…

Officially Moved Up: Mike Hammer as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs…

4th July: US Embassy Paris with Renée Fleming, US Bern with Quincy Jones and a Big Wow for Our FS Stars …

Armor Group North America (AGNA) and Affiliates Pay $7.5 Million…

US Mission Pakistan: New Consul General Assumes Charge in Peshawar…

Flying the Unfriendly Skies: Up Next – Screening for Body Implants…

DHS/CBP Inspector Gets 17 Years in Prison for Alien Smuggling, Drug Smuggling and Bribery…

U.S. Advisory Committee on Public Diplomacy July 12 Public Meeting, An Invitation…

Newest US Consulate General Opens in Basrah, Iraq

US Mission Canada: Ambassador Jacobson Travels to the Canadian North…

Officially In: Wendy R. Sherman as Under Secretary of State…

4th of July – U.S. Embassy Celebration Round-Up (Part 2)…

4th of July – U.S. Embassy Celebration Round-Up

Senate Confirmations: Ryan Crocker to Afghanistan, Anne Patterson to Egypt; also confirms Lukens, Fairfax, Hardt, Koran, Pasi, Thessin, Kubiske, Corbin, Jackson, Tueller, Ziadeh and USAID’s Pablos-Mendez
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GAO Looks Into the State Dept’s Overseas Comparability Pay, Provides No recommendations …

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