She wrote of family trips in the summer when the late senator would lead his children on explorations of historic battlefields and buildings, trips she said taught her that one person can make a difference.
"What mattered to my father was not the scale of an accomplishment, but that we did our share to make the world better," she wrote.
"Today, nearly seven years later as I write this, Kara is a healthy, vibrant, active mother of two who is flourishing." In 2009, shortly before his death, Edward Kennedy was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.
responsible for final decision making regarding critical security requirements.” The existing security structure has led to “confusion” with respect to “clear lines of authority, responsibility, and accountability for security.” Kennedy, a Chicago native, joined the Foreign Service in 1973 and steadily rose up through the ranks. Six years ago, he led the State Department’s internal review of a deadly incident in which private security contractors shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad’s Nisour Square.
Edward Kennedy, died suddenly Friday evening at a Washington-area health club. Patrick Kennedy confirmed the death of his 51-year-old sister, adding "she's with dad." Kara Kennedy had herself battled lung cancer: In 2003, doctors removed a malignant tumor. She had an operation in 2003 that doctors said was successful, and Edward Kennedy accompanied his daughter to chemotherapy treatments.
“The M family is large, complex and deals with a myriad of Department of State issues such as personnel, budget, procurement, medical services, contracting and a host of other key matters,” the panel wrote.
The increasing “number of temporary and permanent posts in complex, high-risk environments,” the panel said, “requires an organizational paradigm change with an Under Secretary for Diplomatic Security as the lynchpin necessary to safely enable the Department’s mission.” The current diplomatic security system has been in place for more than 25 years.