Macadam Mini Porsche 911 Martini 3022 1 20th ADST Facebook Page ADST Twitter Feed RSS Feed ADST Youtube




Search Our U.S. Diplomatic Oral History Collection – – The World’s Largest

 A GREAT RESOURCE FOR DIPLOMATS, JOURNALISTS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND ENGAGED CITIZENS  .  .  .  ALL AROUND THE WORLD!

Check out our FEATURED ORAL HISTORY: Charles A. Ray

Ambassador Charles A. Ray has played many a role in the development of American foreign policy. He served as ambassador to Cambodia from 2002-2005 and as diplomat in residence in Houston, Texas from 2005-2006.

Some excerpts:

Opel Admiral (1969) Diecast Model Car 430046064

On Chinese-American Relations 1983-1985: "They were interesting in that I think the Chinese were struggling with just how to interact with us. I found it interesting that there was a difference between the way the officials in the south dealt with us and the way their counterparts in Beijing did; I found that out in an interesting way. I was sent as escort officer once with a guy from the refugee bureau here, this was also about the time when you had lots of ethnic Chinese coming from Vietnam who were being evicted. Then there were also the occasional artillery duels between the Chinese and the Vietnamese and they were putting the ethnic Chinese refugees from Vietnam in refugee camps within artillery range of the border which upset a lot of people back here."

MINICHAMPS OPEL REKORD C 2 DOOR 1966 gold 430 046101 1 43Corgi Classics Toyota 2000GT (James Bond) - White - A+ AMinichamps 437 101949 Audi R8 Nurburgring 24Hrs 2010 Hankook 1 43 resin

On attending the War College: "It was fine, I had a great year. It was a chance to sit back and think and to discuss thing with people, to sort of find out where your mind is in terms of your profession and how you do things. It was something that unfortunately the State Department doesn’t do enough of and doesn’t do well is to take people who are in this really high pressure important occupations and pull them out every now and then for a few months to give them time to decompress and to sort of reinvent themselves. I got a chance to do a lot of reading that I just ordinarily wouldn’t either have the time to do or just wouldn’t have the motivation to do some writing and research and to stretch. In the department you are in your cone or in your geographical area and you are pretty much locked into that. In the War College I got a chance to explore parts of the world that otherwise probably never would see; I got a chance to go to India and Pakistan, that wouldn’t have been possible without the War College experience because I’d been pretty much locked into Asia or Africa in the Department."

PREMIUM CLASSIXX 11459, VW T3A BUS & HOME TRAILER, RONCALLI, 1 43 SCALEFord Granada Mk I Jada Green Metallic RHD Corgi Vanguards NEW Release 1 43 rd.Corgi 70602 Peugeot D3A PINDER Service Publicite Ltd Ed. No. 2180 of 2600CORGI 75601 RENAULT PREMIUM CURTAINSIDE EDDIE STOBART LTD, 1 50, MIB

Read more about Ambassador Charles A. Ray HERE.

For a list of oral histories by NAME, click HERE.  ADVANCED SEARCH:  click HERE.

 

Benbros qualitoy TV series MILITARY AUSTIN SCAMP - 13

Poor Richard’s Podcasts: Tales of American Diplomacy

 

VITESSE. Aston Martin DB5. Dark bluee. Ltd Ed. 1997. 1 43. VCC012CORGI 1 50 SCALE HERITAGE EX70514 - RENAULT 1000KG - RENAULT SERVICECorgi VANGUARDS Motorsport FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE COSWORTH 4x 4 VA10007Solido 1 43 Scale Diecast JB22 - 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO 2 Piece Set

PODCASTS ARE A GREAT WAY TO EXPERIENCE ADST'S ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION

Check out our FEATURED PODCAST: George Shultz “Your Country is the United States”

 Or listen to any of our 60+ podcasts using the links below:

Available on iTunes  SOLIDO 1 18 8014 VW COCCINELLE - EXCELLENT BOXED CONDITIONSchuco Porsche Boxster White 04223 in 1 43 scale diecastListen on Google Play Music

GEMINI JETS 1 400 - 355 7360 MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-11 LTU - D-AREZ

Featured Publications

 

 

TERRORISM, BETRAYAL, AND RESILIENCE: MY STORY OF THE 1998 U.S. EMBASSY BOMBINGS

(M) french dinky SIMCA GLAZING CARGO LORRY - 33CCorgi Classics CC13603 DAF CF 85 'Tyson H Burridge Ltd'Alfa Romeo Alfetta 159 J.M.FANGIO Swiss Gp 1951 1 43 Minichamps 400511224Corgi 26404 AEC MkV 8 wheel Platform Lorry Diecast for Eddie Stobart in 1 50

by PRUDENCE BUSHNELL

A gripping diplomatic thriller that tells the harrowing saga of the 1998 bombing of Embassy Nairobi, Ambassador Bushnell’s first-person account provides lessons of leadership, crisis management, and policy acumen. The tale dramatically illustrates the terrorism danger diplomats confront daily.”
––Ambassador ROBERT E. GRIBBIN III (Ret.)

On August 7, 1998, al-Qaeda bombed the U.S. embassies in Kenya, where Prudence Bushnell was U.S. ambassador, and Tanzania. Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience is her account of what happened, how it happened, and its impact twenty years later. Congress held no hearings about the bombings, the national security community held no after-action reviews, and the mandatory Accountability Review Board focused on narrow security issues. Then on September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda attacked the U.S. homeland, and the East Africa bombings became little more than a footnote.

BURAGO 1 18 VOLKSWAGEN KAFER-BEETLE 1955 - EXCELLENT BOXED CONDITIONAudi RS4 Avant 1 43 Model Car Minimax Nogaroblue bluee - 5011714231Porsche 911 (993) RS 1995 Green 1 43 MinichampsUNIVERSAL HOBBIES UH6506 1 32 CITROEN 2CV LA POSTE

This book is Pru Bushnell’s account of her quest to understand how these bombings could have happened, given the scrutiny bin Laden and his cell in Nairobi had been getting since 1996 from special groups throughout the U.S. intelligence community. She tracks national security strategies and assumptions about terrorism and the Muslim world that failed to keep us safe in 1998 and continue today. In this hard-hitting, no-holds-barred account she reveals what led to poor decisions in Washington and demonstrates how diplomacy and leadership going forward will be our country’s most potent defense.

Schabak - Vintage Metal Model - 1510-1513 - Ford Sierra 1 24 1 25 (7.DIV-16)Wiking Special Set (H0) 099687 MB L 1113, Reseda Green, with Fox 3011 43 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION X - GREECE POLICE Vitesse 29316Chevrolet Jeep Rubicon Model Cars Toys 1 24 Collection&Gifts White Alloy Diecast

ADST has assisted with the publications of over 100 books in our over thirty year history. Check out these publications HERE.

 



1 76 SLF DART I 1 DOOR BADGERLINE E35804
Please support our vital work of capturing, preserving, and sharing the experiences of America’s diplomats. Become a JADA TOYS 99788 Brian's MITSUBISHI LANCER EVO VII model FAST & THE FURIOUS 1 24 or volunteer to be interviewed or to assist ADST in other ways.

Corgi VA05002 MGA Open Top Irish bluee Ltd Edition No. 0001 of 5700

Our Sponsors

Schuco Piccolo MB 190 SL Sinsheim AG XXXXRENAULT MEGANE I Phase 2 COUPE 2001 GENDARMERIE NOREV 1 43Minichamps 1 43 400 084470 Ford Escort ll RS1800 1975 White


HotWheels Pop Culture Full Set of Super Mario Bros - 1 64 Scale Diecast Cars

Commands

Burago 1 18 Scale Diecast Model 18-16801R Ferrari SF15-T - K Raikkonen 2015 F1
Vanguards 1 43 MG ZT Facelift Trophy bluee VA09300 Corgi Lledo BNIB MINT