The Foreign Service Journal, September 2011

J O U R N A L OREIGN ERVICE S F P RESIDENT ’ S V IEWS / 5 Diplomacy after 9/11: More Important than Ever By Susan R. Johnson R EFLECTIONS / 76 Paying Tribute By Melanie Settje L ETTERS / 7 C YBERNOTES / 13 M ARKETPLACE / 15 B OOKS / 43 I N M EMORY / 61 I NDEX TO A DVERTISERS / 74 Cover illustration by Ben Fishman Photography courtesy of S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 1 / F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L 3 C ONTENTS September 2011 Volume 88, No. 9 C O V E R S T O R Y T HE F OREIGN S ERVICE A D ECADE AFTER 9/11 / 16 AFSA members reflect on changes in the Foreign Service following, and because of, the terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001. By Steven Alan Honley F E A T U R E S E XPEDITIONARY D IPLOMACY FROM THE G ROUND U P / 30 Hammering the square peg of expeditionary diplomacy into the round hole of State Department regulations can be a complicated process. By Scott McFadden B LOOMSDAY IN B AGHDAD : R EADING J OYCE IN I RAQ / 32 Ulysses is a sprawling, confusing, difficult novel, with a narrative arc that never seems to make much progress. A perfect choice for Baghdad. By William V. Roebuck H IPPIE C ONTROL O FFICER / 35 An unconventional appellation leads to unexpected consequences for a new FSO. By Larry Lesser F I C T I O N D RIVING I N P ARK / 39 Quick thinking and reflexes get a U.S. embassy employee out of a jam. By Peter Brennan