December 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.
December 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.
December 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.
December 14, 2010 Berlusconi confidence vote; Bangladesh fire; Holbrooke honored; southern crop freeze
December 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.
December 13, 2010 His career was highlighted by assignments involving many of the globe's trouble spots. Holbrooke, 69, died after suffering a tear in his aorta.
December 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