Peter S Bridges S Service As An American Ambassador To Somalia Capped His Three Decades As A Career Officer In The American Foreign Service Safirka, A Frank Description Of His Experiences In Somalia And Elsewhere, Offers Pointed Assessments Of American Foreign Policy And Policymakers Bridges Recounts His Service In Panama During A Time Of Turmoil Over The Canal In Moscow During The Cuban Missile Crisis In Prague For Bleak Years After The Soviet Invasion In Rome When Italian Terrorists First Began To Target Americans And In Key Positions In Three Washington AgenciesIn Somalia Bridges Managed The Largest American Aid Program In Sub Sahara Africa He Dealt With A Postcolonial Regime, Hobbled Both By Traditional Clan Rivalries And By A Leader Who Cared Far Less About Somalia S People And Progress Than About Maintaining His Control Over That Poverty Stricken, Strategic Which Soon Erupted In Civil War
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- 241 pages
- Safirka: An American Envoy
- Peter Bridges
- 20 March 2019 Peter Bridges