Monday, December 13, 2010

Richard Holbrooke,1941-2010. R.I.P.

Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, died today of complications from an aortic dissection he suffered two days ago while meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He was 69.

Holbrooke was best known for brokering the Dayton Accords in 1995 to end the conflict between Serbs, Croats and Muslims in Bosnia.

Subsequently, Holbrooke served as a foreign policy advisor to John Kerry and Hillary Clinton for their White House bids in 2004 and 2008, respectively. President Obama appointed Holbrooke as Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan shortly after taking office in 2009.

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