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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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Dissenting Orders from the State Department

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Amb. Quinn tells of when he was ambassador in Cambodia, a difficult task is presented to him. The embassy in Phnom-Penh is well known for being extremely unprotected, and therefor vulnerable to attacks. The State Department writes a proposal to Amb. Quinn that would increase the embassy’s security, but not enough to meet the minimum requirements and ultimately make him take responsibility if an attack were to happen. This leaves Amb. Quinn in a difficult decision to either accept the State Department’s terms or stand up for the safety of his embassy employees and dissent. 

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