New US Envoy to Afghanistan Confirmed

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed James Cunningham as the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

Cunningham, who currently serves as deputy ambassador at the embassy in Kabul, had previously served at the U.S. ambassador in Israel. He also held high-level diplomatic posts in Hong Kong and the United Nations.

Cunningham is replacing Ryan Crocker as ambassador to Afghanistan. Crocker is retiring after a long and distinguished career heading U.S. embassies in Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon.