You Can't Take Danger Out of Diplomacy

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Yesterday’s knife attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in Seoul has sparked concerns about whether he had adequate protection. The bigger issue for American diplomats is not whether they're vulnerable to attack. It’s whether they can do their jobs under stifling security requirements that keep them in bunkers or whisk them away whenever danger seems to threaten.

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