Richard Holbrooke was an influential diplomat who's ideas shaped US foreign policy in the late 20th century. Author George Packer spoke with Carol Hills about Holbrooke and his new book, "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century," which explores the complex and often contradictory ideas and lifestyle of Hoolbrooke and gives us an intimate look at the major events and people in his life.
Hours after Ambassador Richard Holbrooke died, it was reported that his last words, spoken to his surgeon, were, 'You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan.' David Rohde, co-author of 'A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides,' joins us
Veteran US diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died. Ambassador Holbrooke was best-known for helping to broker the Dayton Peace agreement. Jeb Sharp reports on what Holbrooke was able to achieve in the first two years of the Obama Administration.
The late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke intervened personally to help David Rohde, twice: once in 1995 when he was detained by the Bosnian Serbs, and again after he was kidnapped by Taliban in 2008. Rohde shares his thoughts with anchor Lisa Mullins.
The Takeaway talks with Jack Jacobs, a retired U.S. Army colonel, who believes that there was a culture of indiscipline in General Stanley McChrystal's headquarters and a major malfunction in the ranks between President Obama and the general.
We talk to BBC correspondent Nick Childs about a leaked report from the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan on troop levels there. Then we speak to New Yorker correspondent George Packer about his profile of veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke.
Richard Holbrooke and other envoys meet to pursue a fair outcome to Afghanistan's presidential primary election.
As Afghanistan braces for a potential runoff presidential election, The Takeaway looks at what the country can do to clean up their voting process with Noah Feldman, professor of law at Harvard, and Emal Pasarly, a reporter in the BBC's Pashto section.