News reports from Nairobi hinted at personnel problems between the retired military officer and diplomats who apparently did not like taking orders.
Three U.S. diplomats, who refused to be identified, told the Associated Press that Mr. Gration’s “my way or the highway” style conflicted with how civilian embassy employees are used to doing their jobs.
“I am very proud of my 35-year career of dedicated and honorable service to our great nation, leading at all times with integrity first and the highest ethical standards,” he said.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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