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Safirka: An American Envoy

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Peter S. Bridges's service as American ambassador to Somalia capped his three decades as a career officer in the American Foreign Service. Safirka, a frank description of his experiences in Somalia and elsewhere, offers pointed assessments of American foreign policy and policymakers.<P>Bridges recounts his service in Panama during a time of turmoil over the Canal; in Moscow during the Cuban missile crisis; in Prague for bleak years after the Soviet invasion; in Rome when Italian terrorists first began to target Americans; and in key positions in three Washington agencies. In Somalia Bridges managed the largest American aid program in sub-Sahara Africa. He dealt with a postcolonial regime hobbled both by traditional clan rivalries and by a leader who cared far less about Somalia's people and progress than about maintaining his control over that poverty-stricken, strategic nation — which soon erupted in civil war.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-227) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780873386586
Author:
Bridges, Peter
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Location:
Kent, Ohio :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Ambassadors
Subject:
Somalia
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Ambassadors -- United States.
Subject:
Somalia Politics and government 1960-1991.
Subject:
Biography-Political
Series Volume:
PNW-GTR-461
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.32x6.33x.84 in. 1.19 lbs.

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