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Ryan Crocker

Ryan Clark Crocker (born June 19, 1949) is a Career Ambassador within the United States Foreign Service and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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A tragic prediction: Former U.S. ambassador to Syria says Assad will prevail 'yard by bloody yard'
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Ryan Crocker told that he'd go back to Syria "in a heartbeat." Still he wasn't optimistic on the outcomes
Yard by bloody yard "Interview with Ryan Crocker: Assad will Prevail 'Yard by Bloody Yard'"
Ryan Crocker: Syria is a forest fire. Let it burn. Assad will prevail. Get used to it. |
Obama's Underhanded Trick to Undermine Opposition on the Broadcasting Board of Governors Alicia Powe | May 30, 2013 Amidst controversy of secretly monitoring reporters’ phone records and emails, the Obama Administration is attempting to replace the only Republican member or the bipartisan Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which would create a severe imbalance in favor of Democrats. The BBG—an independent federal agency that has the executive power to oversee the running of Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks—is supposed to be bipartisan with nine members, four Democrats and four Republicans, the last seat being held by the Secretary of State or his designee. Currently, the Board has only four members, Governor Victor Ashe is the only Republican. The Obama administration is trying to replace Ashe with Republican and former ambassador Ryan Crocker. “Crocker is an excellent choice, but shoul ...
Ryan Crocker's two main Mideast lessons for U.S. policymakers: Be careful what you get into. Be equally careful about how you'll get out.
THE WORLD. Diplomat urges softer approach on Tehran. Ryan Crocker says negotiations and concessions would be far more effective than added sanctions. By Paul Richter.. WASHINGTON-- Ryan Crocker has long been viewed as America's indispensable diplomat in the Muslim world. President George W. Bush named him ambassador to Iraq in 2007 to rescue a failing policy, and four years later, President Obama dispatched him to salvage the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. But Crocker, who Bush once lauded as "America's Lawrence of Arabia," now says his former bosses are fumbling the most worrisome Mideast threat America faces: Iran's nuclear program. Tougher sanctions won't persuade Tehran to stop enriching uranium, Crocker contends. Instead, he says, Obama should step up diplomacy and consider concessions to the mullahs. Sanctions are easy to do, and afterwards we can tell ourselves that, 'By God, we've really stuck it to them,' " Crocker said in an interview. But it seems to me that the more you press this regime, the mo ...
Tom Pickering, Lee Hamilton, Anne Marie Slaughter, Ryan Crocker all agree: Sanctions in Iran are backfiring.
I am not your mama, Ryan Hall and I do not sign Betty Crocker on my personal checks.
Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who joined us yesterday afternoon for a discussion about Afghanistan, Libya, and...
Our guest in this hour of Radio Times, RYAN C. CROCKER, recently stepped down as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. Crocker is one of the nation’s mos...
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As the final departure of NATO military forces and U.S. troop withdrawal nears, The Hon. Ryan C. Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, joins us to discuss the transition as Afghan military forces assume responsibility for the country’s security and governance.
Patty Here: We're looking forward to meeting former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker. He's in the area today for a World Affairs Council event, and Denis was able to convince him to come in earlier to join us in studio with Marty.
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Marty here: What question would you ask someone who has served as US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon and Kuwait? That person is Ryan Crocker, our guest tomorrow at 11.
This Sunday: In the sun convo with (who's worked w/ Ryan Adams) & chasing Barry Crocker's girlfriend for a yarn or three.
Public Diplomacy: Books, Articles, Websites by Bruce Gregory* “Amb. Ryan Crocker in Conversation with NPR’s...
We just sold out our event with Ambassador Ryan Crocker in Radnor! If you still have hopes of attending, call us...
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Difficult choices ahead. Ryan Crocker: I was an ambassador 6 times, and 3 of my predecessors were assassinated
Ryan Crocker: "I was an ambassador six times, and three of my predecessors were assassinated."
Adams' 16:23.10 ties Matt Harbert for 5th all-time at CVCA, trailing Sullinger, Bockoven, Ryan Crocker and Ross Crocker
The Background: The U.S. plans to withdraw most of its remaining 68,000 combat soldiers in Afghanistan by the end of 2014 as it hands over operational control in the 11-year war against the Taliban to Afghan forces. At the end of 2009, Obama ordered an additional 33,000 troops to Afghanistan . That surge ended last month. The Facts: Both candidates were misleading in failing to acknowledge troubles still plaguing Afghanistan, including corruption and insurgent safe havens in neighboring Pakistan. Assertions that the Taliban have been fatally weakened and the transition to Afghan forces is on course have been disputed by analysts, including Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Ryan Crocker, who left his post as the top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan in July. Given the weakness of Afghan forces, President Hamid Karzai is negotiating with the U.S. to establish an “enduring partnership” that may entail a long-term presence of U.S. forces in the country. Obama hasn’t sa ...
Well she wouldn't be there.. she's on her way out. They should grab some random State officer. GOGO RYAN CROCKER YOUR DUTY
Back on my soap box one more time. Time to set the record straight and site the facts! The Real, Documented Facts! I have listened to President Obama tell the American people that he ended the War in Iraq far too many times. He has said it many, many times in the debates. "I said I would end the war in Iraq, and I did" Fact is Mr. President, that was accomplished by President George W. Bush on December 14, 2008 when President Bush signed the SOFA agreement with Iraq, and you had nothing to do with it. This agreement was first signed by the Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari and U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker on November 17, 2008, and had been in the works for almost a year prior to that. This agreement ended the War in Iraq with agreements to remove U.S. combat forces from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, and all U.S. forces completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011. This was accomplished under President George W. Bush and his administration, specifically, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary ...
Don't miss former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker on Monday, November 12, 2012 at a dinner event at 6:00 pm …
Also, Ryan Adams' 16:49.12 moves him into 3rd place on CVCA's all-time sophomore list, trailing only Ryan Crocker and Kyle Sullinger
With his 16:15.20 at Districts, Ben Bockoven moves into 3rd place on CVCA's all-time 5k list, trailing only Kyle Sullinger and Ryan Crocker
Me and Ryan Crocker at Yale...Ryan served as the US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Kuwait...He dropped major knowledge to us about Tonight's foreign policy debate :)
In the break room with Ryan Crocker, kill me now
Ryan C. Crocker, the diplomat most linked to the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, says policy makers must learn from those wars as they consider military options for current crises.
Great talk at by former Ambassador Ryan Crocker on the future of Syria.
Billy, Ryan Crocker and Robert "BrewRu" Merrick have been working hard at Cypress to get ready for Atlanta Beer...
The suds-filled, generally glorious time of year known as Atlanta Beer Week is back, meaning starting tomorrow you'll have literally barrels of imbibing options including rare cask tappings, meal pairings, brewery tap takeovers, free growlers, and crawls, in addition to events where you go from one ...
Chris Crocker with the pick of Roethlisberger in the end zone thrwarts PIT drive. take over at the 20 still up 7-3.
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Featuring The Honorable Ryan C. Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, who will update Council members and guests on efforts to ensure the future of Afghan security and self-governance.
Pakistan should use its leverage to press Taliban leaders to make peace with the government in neighboring Afghanistan, according to the recently retired U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
added to MEI Banquet lineup, will interview Ryan Crocker, former U.S. amb to Af., Iraq, Syria. Tix here:
The quotes and excerpts of Lara Logan’s speech don’t really properly capture it the way that watching the video does. This is an emotional speech and it’s unusual because it’s been a while since we’ve heard anyone talk like this. It’s a speech that takes us back ten years to the early days of the Wa...
I feel like Timmy turner when mr Crocker finally gives him an A
Ryan Crocker: is the forgotten war. We cannot forget why we embarked on a partnership with the country.
Saw at BSU Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker Speech and reception. Proud of what she is doing.
Really interesting presentation. — with Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker.
hey Ryan wanted me to tell you his phone died!
Heading to Boise State Frank Church Conference to hear former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker.
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Pakistan is absolutely not Muhammad Ali Jinnah's vision: Ryan Crocker
Friends, remember when we interviewed Ryan Crocker from Earthwise Gardens CSA? Remember when we went out to his beautiful gardens here in the heart of Little D and shared some amazing recipes using local and sustainable recipes? Well, I couldn't possibly forget - it has been one of my favorite ...
Ryan Crocker, who served as ambassador to Iraq under President George W. Bush and up until last month to President Barack Obama, was arrested by Washington state police earlier this month on hit-and-run and DUI charges.
The former U.S. ambassador is facing hit-and-run and drunken driving charges in Washington state after striking a semi-truck, authorities said Thursday.
Crocker has pleaded not guilty to the charges, court officials said. His attorney, Julie Twyford, could not immediately be reached for comment.
Ryan Crocker arrested on hit-and-run, DUI charges | Fox News via career diplomat says it all!
Which of Today’s Headlines would be more embarrassing if it was you? a. Prince Harry’s naked photos released in public. b. Lance Armstrong banned & being stripped of ‘Tour’ titles. c. Ryan Crocker, former U.S. ambassador, arrested in DUI hit and run. d. You giving an account of yourself before the Lord.
Ryan Crocker Arrested: Drunk Driving, Hit & Run Incredible. This man surely worked hard in dangerous places for...
Ex-U.S. ambassador Crocker arrested in hit-and-run: Ryan Crocker, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq ...
Ex-us diplomat in drink charge: Ryan crocker, the former us ambassadador to iraq and afghanistan,is charge with a hit-and-run and drink driving in the us state of washigton.
Former US ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker facing drink drive charges: Former US Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanist...
Ryan Crocker caught DUI. Prince Harry going all nanga in US. Next you'll be telling me Altaf Hussain's auditioning for Magic Mike 2?
Former U.S. ambassador arrested for DUI, hit-and-run
They say that astronauts become alcoholics after returning from space, because they were in space, which was better. This is perfectly analogous to the situation of former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker — the man who SAVED IRAQ along with Gen.
According to news reports, former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, on leave from his position as dean of Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government and Public Service, is facing charges for drunken driving and a hit and run.
Ryan Crocker, former ambassador, charged with hit-and-run and DUI in Washington state via
Former ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan Ryan Crocker arrested for hit and run, DUI:
Ambassador Ryan Crocker, one of the most decorated State Department diplomats in the last half century, was arrested on August 14 for hit-and-run, DUI in Spokane Valley.
Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker Arrested in DUI, hit and run
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Spokane native Ryan Crocker was arrested for driving under the influence last week, according to the prosecutor’s office.
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Ryan Clark Crocker (born June 19, 1949) is a Career Ambassador within the United States Foreign Service and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He currently is the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan. He was the United States Ambassador to Iraq until 2009; he previously served as t...
Wonderful development - Ambassador Ryan Crocker to teach at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
Ryan Crocker: Beware of Unintended Consequences: Ryan Crocker, one of America’s most impressive active diplomats...
How Crocker Looks Back on a Decade in Afghanistan: Ryan C. Crocker, the retiring American ambassador in Kabul, s...
Great opinion piece in by Ambassador Ryan Crocker, "Invaluable Civilians on the warfront"
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Invaluable civilians on the warfront - Washington Post
Ryan Crocker to step down as US ambassador to Afghanistan
Ryan Crocker will be missed. He is worth an infantry division. My take:
American ambassador in Kabul, health reasons to step down White House spokesman said the decision for withdrawal of the American ambassador in Kabul, Ryan Crocker, the American president's strategy will not deviate from its path. White House spokesman said Obama's decision to Ryan Crocker, the American ambassador to Afghanistan after his retirement in 2011, still continued to work, will be honored. Ryan Crocker were the only days after the Monterrey Cameroon, the American ambassador to Pakistan said that his position soon after the withdrawal. Barack Obama's team of spine conditions. WWW.ROUSHD.COM
Ryan Crocker to leave job as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan
Ryan Crocker, the unflappable diplomat and Spokane native who became the civilian face of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan over two administrations, is stepping down as ambassador to Afghanistan and retiring from the U.S. foreign service after a storied tenure in some of the world’s most dange...
Ryan Crocker, US ambassador to Afghanistan, is stepping down
Ryan Crocker, ambassador to Afghanistan, to leave: Ryan Crocker, the unflappable diplomat who became the civilia...
U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan to quit
Ryan Crocker to leave U.S. Embassy post in Kabul
Telegraph - US Afghanistan envoy Ryan Crocker to step down
U.S. envoy to Afghanistan to step down
Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, is expected to step down this summer, two U.S. officials tell CNN.
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan and the United States on Sunday agreed a draft of a long-awaited deal that will define the scope and nature of a U.S. presence in the country for up to a decade after the pullout of most NATO combat troops in 2014. The U.S. Ambassador to Kabul, Ryan Crocker, and Afghan ...
Amb. Ryan Crocker/CNN/Candy Crowley--Amb. Crocker disagrees with Candy Crowley on her assertion on continued US involvement in Afghanistan.
Oooh snap! "The are very good at issuing statements, less good at fighting" - US Amb. Ryan Crocker to CNN's Candy Crowley
Ryan Crocker sworn in as ambassador to Afghanistan - The Washington Post
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — America's new top diplomat in Afghanistan sought Monday to allay the fears of the Afghan people who worry the U.S. is abandoning the nation after the drawdown of American forces began. Ryan Crocker, a veteran diplomat who served in Iraq, formally took over as ambassador just as President Barack Obama began withdrawing some of the 33,000 American reinforcement troops he sent in December 2009.
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