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Holbrooke Afghanistan

A Personal Reflection on the Loss of America's Greatest Diplomat

Trevor Neilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trevor Neilson

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke was kind and caring. Yes, we have lost America's finest diplomat. But we have also lost one of our finest men.

Amanda Terkel

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: Richard Holbrooke Told Me Afghanistan Was A Losing Proposition | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before his death, Richard Holbrooke admitted that Afghanistan is a war that cannot be won, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough revealed Monday. ...

Richard Holbrooke's Game-Changing Diplomacy

Parag Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parag Khanna

A chief lesson all diplomats need to learn from Holbrooke is that diplomats have a higher calling than just representing the "national interest." They should think fundamentally about the end-state -- helping others help themselves.

Was Richard Holbrooke Right About The Afghanistan War?

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Obama called him "a true giant of American foreign policy who has made America stronger, safer and more respected." A spokesman for Karzai told the...

Sam Stein

Holbrooke: 'Very Important' Taliban Re-Integration Program Unveiled In January Is Not Yet Operational | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, who serves as the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan under the Obama administration, gave what can best...

Holbrooke Says US To Back Taliban Reintegration

AP | GREGORY KATZ and DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Afghanistan's president promised Wednesday to lift the defense burden from the U.S. and its allies, as senior officials gathered in Lon...

Not Building the Afghan State, Protecting the United States

Jonathan Morgenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Morgenstein

Clearly, we would prefer the Afghan government take on this mission, but until they can do so themselves, in order to prevent more American civilian deaths, we must do it ourselves.

Sam Stein

Karzai "Extremely Gratified" By Obama's Afghan Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Afghan President Hamid Karzai was "extremely gratified" with Barack Obama's speech and approach to the war in Afghanistan, the president's chief diplo...

White House Not Ruling Out Troops In Pakistan

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama has just laid out his new war strategy. And he's made it clear that the fight is both in Afghanistan and Pakistan. So I asked Dennis M...

Afghanistan: Accusing Karzai

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

Sure some of this mayhem is Karzai's fault and he may not be the best for Afghanistan in the future, but we, the international community, must leave that decision to the Afghans.

Afghan President Admits Tensions With US

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has admitted that there is tension between his government and the new US administration....

US Envoy In Afghanistan To Map Out Surge

The Independent | Kim Sengupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Richard Holbrooke arrived in Kabul yesterday with the evidence of the lethal resurgence of the Taliban only too plain to see - the debris from a serie...

Holbrooke Afghanistan Trip: Security Troops Throng Afghan Capital Before Envoy Visit

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The new U.S. regional envoy landed in Afghanistan on Thursday to help chart President Barack Obama's strategy for peace in this volatile...

Dan Rather On Afghanistan: Success Depends On "Soft Power" (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama is dealing with the expanding war in Afghanistan, violence in neighboring Pakistan and militants on both sides of the Afghan-...

Richard Holbrooke: Afghanistan Will Be "Much Tougher Than Iraq" | Craig Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUNICH, Feb. 8 -- President Obama's national security team gave a dire assessment Sunday of the war in Afghanistan, with one member calling it a chall...

Richard Holbrooke Is The Wrong Man For The Job: Scott Ritter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was early in October 2001, and I had been invited to New York City on behalf of The History Channel for a show in which I was to discuss the situat...