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Richard Holbrooke

Dec 15, 2010 — Reports that he said "you've got to stop this war in Afghanistan" didn't reflect the fact that he was joking with doctors, the State Department says. But they do reflect that he was "singularly focused" on his work.
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Dec 14, 2010 — US Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, died yesterday, but before he went into surgery, he managed a parting insight. His last words prove he was a diplomat to the very end.
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Dec 14, 2010 — As President Obama meets with his top advisers on the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, one topic of discussion will surely be the question of who might replace Richard Holbrooke. Outsiders expect the team approach he built will continue.
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Dec 14, 2010 — The American diplomat, who died Monday at the age of 69, could be "a bully one day, a charmer the next ... improvising as necessary."
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Dec 14, 2010 — Berlusconi confidence vote; Bangladesh fire; Holbrooke honored; southern crop freeze
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Dec 13, 2010 — Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, has died, following surgery to repair a ruptured aorta. He was 69.
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Dec 13, 2010 — His career was highlighted by assignments involvingmany of the globe's trouble spots. Holbrooke, 69, died after suffering a tear in his aorta.
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Dec 13, 2010 — U.S. blizzard collapses stadium dome; Ambassador Holbrooke critically ill; children attacked in France and Pakistan; British police help search for Swedish bomb maker
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Jul 23, 2008 — Bosnian Serb wartime fugitive Radovan Karadzic has been arrested after more than a decade on the run. Richard Holbrooke, chief architect of the Dayton Peace Agreement that ended the Bosnian war, joins us to discuss.
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