IamA United States Diplomat. AMAA.
I'm (still) a US diplomat serving overseas. With recent events like the attack on a US diplomatic facility in Benghazi, the tragic death of FSO Anne Smedinghoff, and the new Secretary of State John F. Kerry, I'm hoping to answer any questions about the US Diplomatic Corps you might be wondering about. I did this last year and had a great time - feedback seemed positive as well.
Ask me almost anything - I won't comment on certain topics (my actual identity, specific details of when and where I have served (but I'm happy to discuss generalities), policy decisions, non-public information) but I will give honest answers about my profession.
My views are my own do not reflect the view of the Department of State or the US Government. To the potential critics, I assure you that I am doing this on my own time (not your taxpayer-funded hours) and on my personal computer.
For proof, here is a picture of my Diplomatic Passport in front of the NYT homepage just a few minutes ago. http://imgur.com/3B6hYys