A Nerd Sees the World at Government Expense

After being drafted and sent to Vietnam, it was interesting to see close up how foreign policy is made.


After the A-100 introduction to the Foreign Service, I was assigned as a consular officer to Sao Paulo, Brazil. From there, I returned to the main State Department where I was assigned to the INR Watch Office, the office that monitors intelligence for the State Department Operations Center. Since it was physically in the Operations Center we used to hear calls patched through the center from around the world. Kissinger was Secretary of State, and his distinctive voice could always be heard when he was on the line.

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