How the power players do it - by Fortune senior editor at large Patricia Sellers

Power Point: No fear

August 10, 2009: 6:34 PM ET

"Lots of concerns were raised--and objections. But I said this is something I want to do. And we're going."

-- Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, on her decision to visit the eastern-Congo city of Goma on Tuesday. Goma was at risk of rebel takeover last year, and during her visit Clinton will meet with several women who are victims of rape--a devastating consequence of the conflict. Goma's geography is also a threat: Its mountainous locale makes landing aircraft difficult--there have been several fatal crashes in recent years. But Clinton insists the urgency of her mission outweighs the danger. --Jessica Shambora

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