U.S. officials: Ambassador Crocker to step down from Afghan post
U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker initialed a framework outlining future relations between the United States and Afghanistan.
May 22nd, 2012
03:25 AM ET

U.S. officials: Ambassador Crocker to step down from Afghan post

Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, is expected to step down this summer after a year in the job, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter told CNN early Tuesday.

Crocker was appointed to the post in Kabul on July 25 of last year. The relatively short length of his service in the Afghan capital is no surprise. In recent history, American ambassadors have served similar terms.

This is not Crocker's first stint in Kabul. After the Taliban were forced out of power, Crocker was given the task in 2002 of reopening the U.S. Embassy in the city, according to his State Department biography.

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  1. saywhat

    Perhaps his rational approach to the realities on the ground was considered unacceptable by the 'wiser' folks conducting that misadventure.

    May 22, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    So WHY is he stepping down? Not much to go on here.

    May 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |