Don’t Call Matthew Hoh a Foreign Service Officer
This doesn’t have much actual bearing on the case of Matthew Hoh, the top U.S. civilian official in Zabul Province, resigning from the State Department in protest of the Afghanistan war, but this post from a foreign service officer reminds people that Hoh wasn’t actually an FSO, but rather a temporary contract employee. She seems to think Hoh’s case would open FSOs to charges of insufficient support for the war effort and is trying to preempt what may be a bit of an obscure concern, but still. Interests of accuracy and all that. I mistakenly referred to Hoh as an FSO in my post this morning, and I apologize for it.