Go or get out
In regard to Foreign Service Officers who are “reluctant,” (read: mutinous), to serve in Iraq, I think they should be given three choices: 1. Go there and serve honorably. 2. Take early retirement according to their grades and longevity, without additional incentives.
3. Be terminated with prejudice, period.
They would be lucky to have these three choices; recall that the air traffic controllers back in the ’80s were given just two options: go back to work or be fired, and they hadn't even taken oaths of service.
In any case, military members are subject to similar oaths, and their consequences of “reluctance” are much more severe, and their combat risks are greater than any FSO holing up in the Green Zone of Baghdad. Shame on those FSOs. Derel Schrock Colorado Springs, Colorado