Special Report: Who is the new U.S. ambassador in Iraq, Brett Mac Gork?

27/03/2012 PM - 11:06 PM | Hits: 136

Brett is a Mac Gork, who was nominated today by President Barack Obama to be ambassador to the United States in Iraq of the few U.S. diplomats who have followed closely the changes in Iraq since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

In the follow-up carried out by the Agency all of Iraq [where] the man who will be appointed by Washington and her arm in Baghdad after the withdrawal of U.S. forces turned out that Brett Mac Gork not only in charge of the Iraqi file under President George W. Bush and President Obama, but played important roles in the formulation of the current situation in Iraq and has a mark in many areas.

What are the business carried out in Iraq as a legal advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and then the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, headed by Ambassador John Negroponte to have contributed to building the legal framework for elections in Iraq and was a key participant in the negotiation of the Iraqi Constitution.

Gork the Mac from the National Security Council staff in the reigns of Bush and Obama, where he was charged with dealing with matters relating to U.S. policy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the Obama administration, he served as special advisor Mac Gork to the staff of the National Security Council and an adviser to Ambassador Ryan Crocker in Baghdad. Participated in the development of Obama's policy in Iraq and was one of only three of the National Security Council staff were asked to stay and work with the new administration of Obama.

During the administration of President George W. Bush, he served as director of Gork Mac file of Iraq and later served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Iraq and Afghanistan. From this position supervised Mac Gork on all aspects of U.S. policy on the war. In 2005 and 2006, was an early proponent of the strategy now known as the "surge", and was a participant in the lead in the 2006 review of the policy of the U.S. strategy in Iraq, which led to increase the number of U.S. troops to Iraq, and significant changes to U.S. strategy in Iraq.

In 2007 and 2008, the Mac Gork envoy negotiations with the Iraqi government, both on the long-term agreement with the strategic framework and the security agreement and the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq and the normalization of bilateral relations between Iraq and the United States after the withdrawal. Has been awarded the honor of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on what he achieved in this area, the highest award can be granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for non-employees.

Prior to joining President Bush's National Security Council, he served as legal adviser Mac Gork Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and then the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, headed by Ambassador John Negroponte. In this capacity, he helped build the legal framework for elections in Iraq at the national level first and was a key participant in the negotiation of the interim Iraqi constitution. And considered the Atlantic Monthly magazine in 2004 "one of the heroes" in the Coalition Provisional Authority.

And since then has been recognized by commentators as one of the few policy-makers who supported the changes critical of U.S. policy which led to the escalation and improve the situation in Iraq.

During his March commentary in the media on matters related to U.S. foreign policy in a television program channels CNN and Fox News, and published his comments in The Washington Post and academic journals.

Gork and Mac work as a lawyer in the private sector, he practiced litigation and appeals in the Kirkland & Ellis, and was an assistant professor of law at the University of Virginia, where he had given lectures on international law. Worked as an employee of the Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD from Columbia University / End

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