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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Sam Hopkins
A young U.S. diplomat killed in an attack in southern Afghanistan was an up-and-coming public servant who loved working directly with Afghan residents, those who knew her said Sunday.
"She was an exceptional woman," said Mr. Hopkins, who kept in touch with Ms. Smedinghoff over the years. "Capable, gracious, and she would just rise up to the top."
"She was smiling all the time," Mr. Hopkins said.