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Tuesday
Feb152011

Marc Grossman Chosen as New US Envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan

Photo Courtesy - Ermal Meta/AFP/ Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made her pick on who will be the new U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, a senior State Department official confirmed to ABC News Monday.

Clinton is expected to announce later this week that retired diplomat Marc Grossman has been chosen for the position.  Prior to his selection, Grossman served as assistant secretary of state for Europe and ambassador to Turkey.  He last held the position of undersecretary for political affairs before retiring in 2005.

Grossman will replace Richard Holbrooke, who died last December.

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