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Cannon Calls for Investigation of Foreign Service Agents

Cannon Calls for Investigation of Foreign Service Agents



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(KSL News) Utah Republican Rep. Chris Cannon is calling for a Congressional investigation into foreign service agents who questioned orders sending them to Iraq.

A State Department directive will force agents to serve at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. Some diplomats are calling the order a death sentence.

Cannon calls the response a "mutiny." He says Congress should investigate whether the agents can fulfill their mission and perhaps even remove officers unwilling to fulfill their duties.

The directive is the first mandated service in a war zone since Vietnam.

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