Ambassador Prudence Bushnell: At the NPC on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Via the NPC:

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, CEO of consulting firm Sage Associates, will address embassy security in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi at a Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the Zenger Room.

The attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens shined a harsh spotlight on whether the State Department had taken sufficient steps to keep its diplomats safe and how such threats are assessed.

Bushnell, chief of mission in Nairobi, Kenya in 1998, when Al Qaeda members, under orders from Osama bin Laden, exploded a massive truck bomb outside the U.S. Embassy there. The blast killed 213 people, including 44 U.S. government employees.

Bushnell has also served as U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala and dean of the Leadership School at the Foreign Service Institute.

The Zenger Room is located the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Anthony E. Gallo at 202-544-6973 or by email at

Should be interesting to hear her take particularly on a COM request that does not get a hearing on the Seventh Floor, something familiar to the ambassador who wrote to a Secretary of State, and never got a response.  We have blogged about Ambassador Bushnell’s entry in the Oral History (see Rice Conspiracy: “Cover-Up” Now Extends to the 1998 East Africa Bombings? Why Not Just Add the Fake Moon Landing, too?).

— DS



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