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    State Department Gets an “F” in Language Designate-Positions

    A recent report released by the GAO, “Comprehensive Plan Needed to Address Persistent Foreign Language Shortfalls” (September 2009) announces that Foreign Service Officers do not have the necessary language skills they need to do their jobs effectively. While GAO has reported before that State Department personnel working overseas are in … More

    Renegade Streak: Accused Spy Walter Kendall Myers

    Below in its entirety is a commentary on accused spy Walter Kendall Myers written by Heritage’s Vice President for Communications Mike Gonzalez. It appeared in today’s Washington Times. Walter Kendall Myers, the State Department analyst accused of spying for Havana for 30 years, made me lose my innocence soon after … More