TITLE

Murderous Threats Have Long Plagued American Diplomats

AUTHOR(S)
Brookhiser, Richard
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
American History;Feb2013, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses the security risks faced by American diplomats in foreign countries. He chronicles instances wherein American ambassador to France Elihu Washburne was in danger in Paris, France during the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune. The author argues America's minor status in world affairs afforded Washburne safety and comments such conditions do not exist in the modern day, citing the murder of Christopher Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya, by terrorists in 2012.
ACCESSION #
83714311

 

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