Richard C. Holbrooke Biography
||Former US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the US Department of State
||Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"We should all celebrate the triumph of the American-led coalition, and above all the end of Saddam's regime. Having said that, we need to be honest with ourselves. The first week since Baghdad's liberation has not been as easy or as triumphant as many people had hoped. It's not just the looting- some looting was to be expected. It's not just the destruction of the museum and the library, which is a tragedy for the whole world.
Interview with Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor for Council on Foreign Relations, www.cfr.org, Apr. 18, 2003
It is the near anarchy that now exists in much of Iraq, and the speed with which different factions are going to try to fill that vacuum, including factions that are notably not pro-American."
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, US Department of State, Jan. 26, 2009-Dec. 13, 2010
Vice Chairman, Perseus LLC, 2001-2008
US Ambassador to the United Nations, 1999-2001
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs, US Department of State, 1994-1996
President Clinton's Special Envoy to Cyprus, 1997
Former Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse First Boston
Former Managing Director, Lehman Brothers
US Ambassador to Germany, 1993-1994
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State, 1977-1981
Managing Editor, Foreign Policy, 1972-1977
Peace Corps Director, Morocco, 1970-1972
Member, American Delegation, Paris Peace talks on Vietnam, 1968-1969
Former Provincial Representative, Mekong Delta, Agency for International Development (AID)
Foreign Service Officer, Vietnam, 1963-1966
||BA, Brown University, 1962
||Died on Dec. 13, 2010
Chief Architect of the 1995 Dayton Accords in Bosnia
In charge of US relations with China at the time Sino-American relations were normalized in Dec. of 1978
Wrote one volume of the Pentagon Papers, 1967-1969
Worked on Vietnam issues at the Johnson White House, 1966-1968