Remembering Richard Holbrooke

A look at the foreign-policy titan from the people who knew him best.

Amb. Richard Holbrooke, a giant of American government and one of Foreign Policy‘s very first editors, passed away on Monday at the age of 69. From Vietnam, where he was an early and forceful internal voice of dissent on U.S. military policy, to the Balkans, where he engineered the Dayton Accords that brought years of bloodshed to an end, to Afghanistan, where he was sent by President Barack Obama to help salvage yet another faltering U.S. military adventure, few figures had as large or as lasting an impact on U.S. diplomacy over the last half century.

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