Stories tagged: Ryan Crocker
SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Battlefield diplomacy hits mark
Elizabeth Trobaugh spent much of 2012 in Afghanistan as the Army officer in charge of a brand-new kind of unit: a Female Engagement Team. Trobaugh, a Spokane native who graduated …
FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2013, 5:29 P.M.
Former ambassador Crocker appointed to broadcasting board
Ryan Crocker, who grew up in Spokane and served as ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, was named to the Broadcasting Board of Governors by President Barack Obama.
THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012
Crocker accepts DUI plea deal
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of reckless driving in connection with a hit-and-run drunken-driving crash in Spokane Valley this summer. The …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 3:57 P.M.
Ambassador takes plea bargain in Spokane Valley crash
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker pleaded guilty today to a reduced charge of reckless driving in connection with a drunken driving crash in Spokane Valley this summer where …
MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 3:05 P.M.
Ryan Crocker’s DUI hearing postponed again
A DUI hearing for Ryan Crocker, former ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, was postponed today for the third time. It’s now set for Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012
Convergence of factors seen in turmoil
The violent protests in North Africa and the Middle East may be the result of a “perfect storm” of politics, religion and anti-Western sentiment in newly emerging governments, a longtime …
FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012
Crocker charged with DUI, fleeing scene
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has been charged with drunken driving and leaving the scene of a Spokane Valley accident. The 63-year-old retired diplomat is accused of colliding …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012, 3:50 P.M.
Former Afghanistan ambassador charged with DUI
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has been charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, The Spokesman-Review has learned.
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012, 2:36 P.M.
Ryan Crocker, ambassador to Afghanistan, to leave
Ryan Crocker, the unflappable diplomat and Spokane native who became the civilian face of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan over two administrations, is stepping down as ambassador to Afghanistan …
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
Crocker defends Afghan investment
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan insisted on Wednesday that the United States must continue its multibillion-dollar investment to achieve a “good enough” government in …
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011, 1:19 P.M.
Ryan Crocker tapped as part of new National Security team
Seeking to tame wars overseas and budget deficits at home, President Barack Obama announced a major remake of his national security team Thursday aimed at ensuring leadership continuity during a …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
Foundation honors outstanding students
University High School’s Ryan Linehan has been described by his school counselor as a “one in a million” student. On Wednesday night, he was one of 134 students from 23 …
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
Education Notebook: Teen honored for good works
Zach Merkling, a Mead High School sophomore, was recently honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama. According to a press release, the award recognizes Americans of …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2010, 1:47 P.M.
Crocker at City Forum: U.S. commitment must continue
The United States needs to commit to involvement and assistance in Afghanistan for years to come, former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker told the Spokane City Forum today.
THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2009
Wounded in war, vets receive Purple Hearts in ceremony
Staff Sgt. Lawrence Jefferson remembers the morning last November in Herat, Afghanistan, when “the whole world just went crazy.” It was 7:30, and he was in a line of Humvees …
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009, 9:07 P.M.
Still the right place, right time
Hutton Settlement remains as stable as the brick cottages where its 32 children live, family-style. This weekend, Hutton, a unique home for displaced children, celebrated 90 years of resilience. Alumni, …
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
Editorial: Hometown welcomes distinguished native son
It’s hard to comprehend the magnitude of Ryan Crocker’s transition to retirement in Spokane Valley. That’s largely because it’s all but impossible to comprehend the life Crocker has led and …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
Back in Valley, Crocker reflects on diplomacy’s lessons
In life, Ryan Crocker says, it is better to be lucky than good and more important to have perseverance than hope. Those lessons are among those he’s learned in a …
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009, 6:34 P.M.
Former Iraq ambassador feels halfway to ‘normalcy’
In life, Ryan Crocker says, it is better to be lucky than good, and more important to have perseverance than hope.
FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2009
Quick Iraq exit risky, Crocker says
BAGHDAD – U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker on Thursday warned against a hasty withdrawal of American forces from Iraq and offered a sobering assessment of the country despite what he called …