My father was somewhat to the right of Genghis Khan.
Now there is a cultural change under way in the Foreign Service.
We have to spend a lot more time training people to be good advocates of U.S. business.
In the best of all worlds everyone in the Embassy is doing something to assist U.S. exports.
The consequence of a world full of nuclear powers to me is so incomprehensible in terms of the dangers that that implies.
There are sometimes problems for which there is no immediate solution, and there are sometimes problems for which there is no solution.
The question is not really about a shift to the economic cone where officers are writing about the balance of payments and the need for economic stabilization.
In a time of constrained resources we will have to shift emphasis. but not necessarily from the traditional Political Officer to the traditional Economic Officer.
There is a natural partnership between State and Commerce, and the American business community to work together to educate the United States about marketing overseas.
My point here is I think international pressures of our acting unilaterally again are going to be such that the administration will say, well, we just can't take this on now.