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Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

will con­tinue to present in­creas­ingly dire, if not dis­as­trous, hu­man­i­tar­ian, diplo­matic and ter­ror­ism-re­lated chal­lenges.”

The memo was filed through what is known as the State Depart­ment’s “dis­sent chan­nel,” a method that was set up dur­ing the Viet­nam war which al­lows serv­ing U.S. diplo­mats to protest cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion pol­icy with­out risk­ing their ca­reers.

The chan­nel has been fre­quently used in the past, but the 51 sig­na­to­ries to the cur­rent pro­posal has been de­scribed by the Times as “ex­tremely large, if not un­prece­dented.”— AP

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