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Hillary Clinton Traveled 956,733 Miles During Her Time as Secretary of State

Original story at The Atlantic• 0 mentions • 1 year ago

The Atlantic 1 year ago

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Hillary Clinton was many things as Secretary of State. One of the most notable, however, was "well-traveled." During her four years as the nation's top diplomat -- and particularly during her final year in that post -- Clinton fashioned herself as something of a George Clooney of global affairs, spending almost as much time up in the air as she did on the ground.In the process, she broke records. In July of 2012, during a trip to Finland, Clinton met Madeleine Albright's most-countries-traveled-to mark -- the record, at the time -- of 98 countries. She then surpassed it with a trip to Latvia. The new secretary then went on to visit 12 more countries, for a closing total of 112.If you're keeping track at home, that equates to an average of 28 countries per each year of Clinton's tenure. Imagine all the frequent-flier miles! According to the State Department website Travels With the Secretary, Clinton also clocked some other putting-your-own-travels-to-shame stats during her time at the State Department. For example: • Total miles traveled: 956,733 • Which equates to this many times traveled around the circumference of the world: 38.42 • Total travel time, in hours: 2,084.21 • Total travel time, in days: 86.8 • Days of travel, in all: 401 • Which works out to: 1.099 years
 
 
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