Protecting U.S. Diplomats Working Abroad

Protecting U.S. Diplomats Working Abroad

We chat with two former U.S. ambassadors for perspective about what the Libya consulate attacks will mean for American diplomacy and security abroad.

The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats were killed on Tuesday during an attack on the consulate in Benghazi. The incident has raised questions about the safety of American diplomats posted overseas, particularly those working in dangerous environments. We chat with two former U.S. ambassadors for perspective about what these killings will mean for American diplomacy and security abroad.

Guests

Theodore Kattouf

President, AMIDEAST; Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria (2001-2003)

Ronald Neumann

President, American Academy of Diplomacy; U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain (2001-2004)

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