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Fascinating Interactive Map: Where U.S. Secretaries of State Have Traveled Since 1989


World  (tags: Secretaries of State, travel, world, interesting, government, government, politics )

Carrie
- 600 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it is often said, has visited more countries than any predecessor. But the picture is more complicated than that, as this great interactive from a Washington Post team...



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Jason S. (57)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:46 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:30 pm

True enough the map and observations in the article are fascinating and probably indicative of the times. China has become more critically important and Russia more open (at times) to open talks. The Secretary of State must feel some what glued to the plane.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:45 pm
That IS fascinating and reflects better than any written article where US foreign strategic interests in politics and economics lie.
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:50 pm
Really interesting & fascinating.... TY
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 11:46 am
Very interesting article Carrie. The Secretary of State has to be on the go most of the time. I think a veery difficult position, and Hillary Clinton is (soon was), the best.
 

Julie F. (65)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:37 pm
very interesting article. You can't argue data.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:16 am
noted, thanks Carrie
 

John Gregoire (255)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5:18 am
Take a mean cost of dollars per flight hour and figure the cost of all this travel then reflect on whether or not the expense was justified. also, remember that it costs more to fly in military aircraft (such as AF1 and the other USA planes). Also remember when people rail against the defense budget that every last penny for this comes from the DOD budget!
 

James Maynard (68)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 8:38 pm
Wow! The chart really puts it in perspective.
Hillary, you\ve seriously earned some down
time...............
 
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