By Dennis C Jett (auth.)
Some of these named as American ambassadors are the manufactured from either a primary culture and a thinly veiled kind of corruption. 'American Ambassadors' explains how an individual turns into an envoy, the place they move, what they do and why, in modern day ever extra globalized international, they're extra vital than ever.
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One other challenge of being in the Foreign Service is that one must follow the president’s foreign policy, given that the president was the one who was elected and gets to decide what that policy will be. It is therefore the job of a diplomat to implement that policy and argue on behalf of the regime in power in Washington regardless of how he or she feels about it personally. Those who disagree with a policy have several options, including ●● ●● ●● ●● acceptance: a person can simply accept the policy and do his or her best to faithfully implement it despite any personal misgivings; protest within the system: there are ways to protest the policy and make an argument to Washington for changing it through official channels.
And it cannot be used at all if the head of the committee is empowered to arrive at a recommendation even in the absence of consensus. Although this sounds abstract, it will become clearer when the selection phase of the two routes is explained and compared in the subsequent sections. The Traditional Route To understand the route for career diplomats, it helps to know a bit about how the State Department is organized and how it hires people. 3 Only about 8,000 of them have any real chance of becoming ambassadors, and even for them, it is an extremely small chance.
He even explicitly criticized the practice of giving ambassadorships to big campaign contributors. After he was elected, however, it became clear he was not going to be very different from his predecessors. His rhetoric quickly changed once the election was over, reflecting perhaps the need to reward those who had supported him. In a press conference in early January 2009, the president-elect had this exchange with a reporter: Q: Throughout the campaign, you talked a lot about changing the way things work in Washington.