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Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies

richard holbrooke 385 Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies

Richard Holbrooke has died following surgery to repair a tear in his aorta and a second operation to improve circulation in his legs. 

The noted American diplomat was the special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.  He also served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and to Germany, and as an assistant secretary of state.  Holbrooke earned the nickname “Bulldozer” in negotiations of the 1995 treaty that ended the Balkan War.  President Obama is remembering him as, quote, “a true giant of American foreign policy.”

To learn more, KXNT Morning News spoke to CBS News Correspondent Cami McCormick.

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