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Diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies of aortic dissection

Posted on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010, by with Comments Off

Richard C. Holbrooke, well-known and respected diplomat, died Monday at the age of 69 after doctors performed surgery to repair an aortic dissection, a┬átear in his aorta. He most recently served as the Obama administration’s point man in the volatile Afghan-Pakistani war zone.




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