State Dept drops plan to force diplomats to Iraq.

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"State Dept drops plan to force diplomats to Iraq."

Last month, the State Department announced that it would order “U.S. diplomats to take posts in Iraq next year” in “forced assignments.” The announcement was met with “anger and frustration” by several hundred diplomats. The AP reports that the State Department has now dropped the plan because “volunteers have filled all 48 vacant positions.”

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