The Foreign Service Journal, April 2020

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | APRIL 2020 11 Hands”; and my article, “Grace Under Pressure: John Paton Davies.” I would note that the latter was cited by historian Bruce Cumings in his epilogue to Davies’ autobiography. [All of these can be found in the FSJ Archive at archive.] Bob Rackmales FSO, retired Belfast, Maine A Puzzling Statement Kudos for the excellent interview with Ambassador Hank Cohen in the Decem- ber FSJ . We can be grateful for his service and expertise in navigating the waters of post-colonial Africa. One of his comments puzzled me, however: “The Cold War never had any influence on U.S. policy toward Africa.” I believe volumes could and have been written saying that it did, and this was certainly my experience during my tours in Ethiopia and South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s. Chuck Ahlgren FSO, retired Incline Village, Nevada n CORRECTION In the March FSJ focus article “When Lightning Struck Twice: Drawing Down Mission Russia,” Sergei Skripal is mistakenly identified as a former officer of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) on pp. 39 and 40. Skripal was an officer of the Rus- sian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU). We regret the error. Please send your letters to