Richard Holbrooke , whose drive to end ethnic warring in the former Yugoslavia, open diplomatic relations with China and guide the Obama administration’s engagement with Afghanistan and Pakistan made him a global trouble-shooter for the U.S., has died. He was 69.
Richard Holbrooke , a global trouble- shooter for the U.S. who took on such issues as ethnic warring in the former Yugoslavia, the start of diplomatic relations with China and managing the Obama administration’s engagement with Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. He was 69.
President Barack Obama spoke to the wife of ailing U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke and is praying for his recovery, according to a statement today from the White House. Obama called Holbrooke, 69, a “critical member of my Afghanistan and Pakistan team, and a tireless public servant.”
Republican Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he is concerned China isn’t doing enough to control the spread of nuclear material.