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Ryan Crocker

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq
Crocker served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan under President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2012. Before that, he had served as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon. He is currently diplomat-in-residence at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In 2009, Crocker received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.