Via Yahoo News: ‘U.S. Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies At Age 69’

Full article here.

“Holbrooke rejected direct comparisons between Afghanistan and Vietnam, but acknowledged similarities and repeatedly pressed the administration to do more to win the hearts and minds of both the Afghan and Pakistani people.”

He dealt with the tough issues and often got things done.  A diplomat who came of age in Vietnam and Obama’s envoy to AfPak.

Also On This Site:  From NPR: Richard Holbrooke-’Strong Support For Afghanistan’From Commonweal: Andrew Bacevich “The War We Can’t Win: Afghanistan And The Limits Of American Power”… Anthony Cordesman and fellows have a report here, entitled:  “Resourcing For Defeat-Critical Failures In Planning, Programming, Budgeting And Resourcing The Iraq And Afghan Wars”

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