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IWP student discusses Libyan revolution in State Magazine

In its December 2011 edition, State Magazine (published by the U.S. Department of State) included an article by IWP student Mario Montoya.  The article, entitled “Mission to a Revolution,” gives a ground-eye view of the revolution in Libya. Though most of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli was evacuated, Mr. Montoya and a small team of other State Department personnel established a mission in Benghazi to try to build a relationship with the rebels. This mission eventually grew into a sort of unofficial embassy which built the first “on-the-ground” contacts with the country’s new leadership.

Mr. Montoya is a Special Agent with the Diplomatic Security Service. He also sent the Institute a Libyan flag as a unique token of appreciation. 

Please click here to read the article, which can be found beginning at page 18.