Paul Richter - The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines — in conversation with Ret. Admiral John Kirby

Upcoming Event
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A veteran diplomatic correspondent, Washington-based Richter has covered the Pentagon, the White House, and, most recently, the State Department and foreign policy for the Los Angeles Times. In his new book he examines the largely unsung role of American diplomats in the Middle East and Muslim world, providing a crucial part left out of most accounts of recent U.S. nation-building missions. Focusing on Ryan Crocker’s efforts to organize a new Afghan government after the fall of the Taliban; Robert Ford’s struggles to restart the economy of central Iraq and counter the growing militia violence; the tragic tenure of J. Christopher Stevens, first smuggled into Libya as U.S. envoy to the rebels, only to be killed later in Benghazi after he returned as U.S. ambassador; and Anne Patterson’s stint in Pakistan to prevent the government’s collapse and guide the secret war on jihadists, Richter illuminates the unconventional and often dangerous and courageous work of U.S. diplomats in war-torn nations.

Richter will be in conversation with John Kirby, retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, State Department spokesman under the Obama administration, and CNN contributor on national security and military issues.


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Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781501172410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019

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