Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ambassador Barbara Bodine for a discussion of her 30 year career in the foreign service. Topics covered include the work of diplomacy, U.S. policy in the Middle East, the events leading to the first Iraq War, her tenure as U.S. Ambassador to Yemen including the response to the Al Qaeda suicide attack on the USS Cole, and the long term consequences of the militarization of U.S. foreign policy under the Bush administration.
Diplomacy and U.S Foreign Policy
U.S Ambassador to Yemen (1997-2001)