The second edition addresses major changes that have occurred since 2007: the controversial effort to build an expeditionary foreign service to lead the work of stabilization and reconstruction in fragile states; deepening cooperation with the U.S. military and the changing role of the service in Iraq and Afghanistan; the ongoing surge in foreign service recruitment and hiring at the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development; and the growing integration of USAID's budget and mission with those of the Department of State.
The book is published by Georgetown University Press.
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By Johnny on 08-03-15
Wonderful read for those interested in the FS
Great comprehensive book on the U.S. foreign service. The book reveals powerful insight into a complicated organization and offers great perspective.
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By Timothy W Story on 01-06-17
A Great Overview of Foreign Service
This book gave great insight into many of the aspects of foreign service. Though interesting, some parts become a little boring. The speaker's tone abd pace helped a lot with these portions.