In discussions of the steroid-fueled action star pantheon of the 1980s, the heroes of the two movies I grew up revering most—Action Jackson and The Last Dragon—tend to get left out. Neither wore capes, but for me—an 11-year Marvel Comics aficionado more interested in nailing kick-flips than three-pointers—both Detective Sergeant Jericho “Action” Jackson and “Bruce” Leroy Green were superheroes.
Dewaine is a former U.S. Marine and is currently a UN Field Security Officer. He is a reluctant Russophile, comic book aficionado, and avid Crossfitter. Previously, Dewaine penned "The Stench." He also blogs at: http://fsconotebook.blogspot.com.
Security is a thankless trade. Is diplomacy similarly underappreciated? The deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 underline just how risky an undertaking diplomacy can be. Dewaine Farria, a former U.S. Marine Embassy Guard, reflects on the recent attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the value of diplomacy.