We previously noted that Joan Polaschik, the deputy chief of mission who ran the embassy after
Ambassador Cretz left the country in 2010, and who led the
evacuation of personnel/American citizens earlier this year, returned earlier to Tripoli with a small team the week of September 9.
|U.S. Ambassador to Libya Gene A. Cretz stands at the podium
during a flag raising ceremony for the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya,
September 22, 2011.
[State Department photo/ Public Domain]