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Archive: Rice in Middle East, July 2007

Rice Wraps Up Whirlwind Tour

Robin Wright recaps Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates's diplomatic trip to the Middle East....

By | August 3, 2007; 06:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Snapshots From the Road

And then there were the odd or trying moments for the press traveling this week with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Like when the NBC News crew was stuck in the men's locker room of the Movenpick Hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, waiting for the photo opportunity of President Hosni...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | August 2, 2007; 05:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Perez Patrol

Carol Perez, deputy executive secretary for Condoleezza Rice. (Susan Biddle, Washington Post) Carol Perez often barely makes it from one crisis abroad to the next. No, not Middle East wars. Not North Korean nukes. Not turmoil in Pakistan or Venezuela. Perez plans and runs the secretary of state's frenetic...

By | August 1, 2007; 01:08 PM ET | Comments (1)

Feasting With the Fishes

Traveling with the Secretary of State usually includes surreal moments. A brief overnight stop with Condoleezza Rice in Saudi Arabia had its share. King Abdullah likes fish. His palaces in both Jeddah and Riyadh have massive aquariums, complete with sharks, according to U.S. officials. At a sumptuous feast hosted for...

By | August 1, 2007; 09:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Travel, Defense Style

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates both arrived in the Middle East today, but in quite different styles. Rice left at 1 p.m. and flew on her blue-and-white Boeing 757, which stopped to refuel in Shannon, Ireland almost seven hours later. The news media on...

By | July 31, 2007; 04:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rice's Shadow

Mike Evanoff is The Bodyguard. His formal title is Special Agent-in-Charge of Protective Operations at the State Department. But the former Washington area high school football star is better known among those who travel with the secretary of state as Condoleezza Rice's shadow. Evanoff is rarely more than a...

By | July 31, 2007; 01:34 PM ET | Comments (0)


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