Hey Buddy, Can You Spare a Diplomat?
George Moffett, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
THE budget ax, which evokes trepidation across the federal bureaucracy, is poised to fall hard on Foggy Bottom.
At the State Department, officials are gravely concerned about imminent cutbacks needed to produce the government downsizing called for by the 104th Congress.
They say the possible loss of up to one-third of the foreign-affairs budget over the next several years comes at a particularly bad time: just as the end of the cold war has broadened the agenda of United States foreign policy and as the US consolidates a new diplomatic presence in about two-dozen nations formed after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
"The implications of the pending budget …
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