Ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and budget cutbacks have taken a serious toll on the U.S. Department of State. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has gone before Congress to request an increase in funding for hiring more personnel.
John Naland, president of the American Foreign Service Association, talks to Liane Hansen about the crisis. Then, Michele Kelemen examines Rice's plan for a civilian reserve corps. Finally, we hear from students at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service