Death of Richard Holbrooke

April 24, 1941 - December 13, 2010
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 69

US diplomat dies at 69
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Few U.S. diplomats had the breadth, depth or length of service of Richard Holbrooke, who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace accords and served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Holbrooke's unexpected death Monday at 69, following surgery for a tear in his aorta, marked the end of a storied career. He served through defining eras in U.S. diplomacy,...

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