Posted: 1:26 am ET
On July 20, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Ambassador John Bass to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. The Wh released the following brief bio:
John R. Bass of New York to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Mr. Bass, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as an American diplomat since 1988. He is currently Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, a position he has held since 2014. He also served as Ambassador to the Republic of Georgia from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Bass has spent much of the past decade supporting Federal Government efforts to mobilize allies and marshal resources to combat terrorism and instability in Iraq, Syria, and Southwest Asia. He has served at six U.S. Missions overseas and in senior leadership positions at the Department of State. Mr. Bass earned an A.B., cum laude, from Syracuse University.