The marines being recalled too late, Haqqani's Taliban commando force succeeds in taking over the US embassy, taking most staff hostage and threatening to kill them one by one unless the key staff, who took refuge in the 'vault', hands him the vital contacts list. Director Andrew Lockhart panics after seeing an execution and obeys, Haqqani escapes. The White House decides to break off diplomatic relations, transfer the CIA operations to Kabul, evacuate all staff and suspend Carrie. Only Peter Quinn slips out hunt Haqqani down without Pakistani permission, Lockhart 'informally' grants Carrie five days to get Peter back either way.
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Dennis tells his wife that his action will help smooth over things with the State Department and it might save her career. However, ambassadors are political appointees of the president and their service is at the pleasure of the president. Ambassadors are not State Department foreign service officers and therefore do not have "careers" in the same sense as professional foreign service officers. See more
Hey, you're the one who got me here. You're the one who said all this was important. Well, guess what? It is now.
You will die trying, or worse, and I won't allow it.
Written by Sean Callery See more