Richard Holbrooke

FILE – In this July 28, 2010 file photo, Richard Holbrooke, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House State and Foreign Operations subcommittee hearing on the oversight of U.S. civilian assistance for Afghanistan. The death of Holbrooke leaves the U.S. without a tough hand whose stature, tenacity and extensive contacts allowed him to weave together once-separate diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan while coordinating with numerous actors there and in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)