, and the effort to dveelop civilian capacity in stabilization and reconstruction. It covers the five-year plan to increase the number of foreign service personnel by 25 percent in State and 100 percent in USAID above FY 2008 levels, looking at what has been accomplished and the uncertain prospects for the future. The joint State-USAID first quadrennial diplomacy and dveelopment review (QDDR) is taken into account, although the report was released too late (December 15, 2010) for detailed analysis. To keep the book at roughly the same length, the appendix containing the full foreign service core precepts was eliminated, along with other sections and passages that had become outdated or that readers found dull or useless.In all, new matter accounts for about 25 percent of the second edition.
--Anny Fri Jan 18 04:35:37 2013