Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Democracy
Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Democracy
By Ambassador Christopher R. Hill

Outpost is Hill's "lively, entertaining [...] introduction to the difficult game of diplomacy" (The Washington Post) -- an adventure story of danger, loss of comrades, high stakes negotiations and imperfect options. There are fascinating portraits of war criminals (Mladic, Karadzic), of presidents (Bush, Clinton and Obama), of vice presidents including Dick Cheney, of Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and of Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and Lawrence Eagleburger, among others. Hill writes bluntly about the bureaucratic warfare in DC and expresses strong criticism of America's aggressive interventions and wars of choice.

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