U.S. Foreign Service http://kgou.org en Diplomat Yoder On The Challenges And Rewards Of Working In The U.S. Foreign Service http://kgou.org/post/diplomat-yoder-challenges-and-rewards-working-us-foreign-service <p></p><p>Last week U.S. embassies and consulates across the Middle East and North Africa closed in response to an intercepted message among senior al-Qaeda operatives.</p><p>This threat highlights the important, and precarious, position of U.S. diplomatic missions overseas.</p><p>Veteran diplomat Michael Yoder has spent more than 20 years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. During this time, he has served in eight countries including Mexico, Poland, India, and Uzbekistan.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 23:57:30 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 11328 at http://kgou.org Diplomat Yoder On The Challenges And Rewards Of Working In The U.S. Foreign Service