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Contents Illustrations  ix Preface  xi Acknowledgments  xiii Part I The Institution 1.  What Is the Foreign Service?  3 2.  History  10 3.  The Foreign Service Today  39 Part II The Profession 4.  Form and Content  63 5.  The Foreign Service at War  93 6.  Politics and Professionalism  118 Part III The Career 7.  Stability and Change  163 8.  Foreign Service Functions—Five Tracks  187 9.  Assignments and Promotions  207 Part IV The Future Foreign Service 10.  Tomorrow’s Diplomats  225 Appendices A.  Department of State Organization Chart  237 B.  Foreign Service Core Precepts  240 C.  Interviews  241 D.  Websites and Blogs  244 Notes  247 Glossary  271 Bibliography  279 Index  289 About the Authors  303 This page intentionally left blank ...