U.S. Nominee for Ambassador to Turkmenistan Testifies in Senate
Robert E. Patterson, President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to Turkmenistan, testified in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 5.
Patterson led off with a frank statement of why Turkmenistan is so important to the U.S. (and, we could add, why it was such a travesty that this job has been left vacant for nearly five years):
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