US diplomats sent forcibly to Iraq war zone

This video from the USA is called Dahr Jamail – Beyond the Green Zone.

From Associated Press:

Diplomats eyed for possible forced service in Iraq


The Associated Press

May 27, 2008

The State Department has begun to identify diplomats who could be forced to serve in Iraq next year unless enough volunteers come forward to fill about 300 positions, The Associated Press has learned.

A department-wide notice issued Tuesday says officials have looked through the files of all foreign service officers who will be applying or ‘bidding’ for new jobs in 2009 and compiled a roster of candidates who are ‘particularly well-qualified’ to work at the American Embassy in Baghdad and in outlying provinces. …

A similar move late last year for 48 vacant jobs in Iraq caused an uproar when some foreign service officers objected to forced tours in a war zone in what would have been the largest diplomatic call-up since the Vietnam War.

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