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Obama names general as ambassador to Afghanistan

Obama names general as ambassador to Afghanistan

President Barack Obama says a career military officer who once was the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is his choice to be the next ambassador to the war-torn country.
Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry served in Afghanistan twice, including an 18-month tour that ended in 2007. He knows the issues facing the troubled country and the players well.
Eikenberry has warned repeatedly that the U.S. cannot win in Afghanistan and defeat global terrorism without doing something about al-Qaida fighters holed up in neighboring Pakistan.
The president also announced Wednesday that Ivo Daalder is his pick to be the U.S. ambassador to NATO. The president also made official his intent to nominate Christopher Hill to be the new top US diplomat in Iraq.


Updated : 2021-04-20 18:26 GMT+08:00