President Obama today nominated career diplomat Deborah Jones to be U.S. Ambassador to Libya.
Jones served as ambassador to Kuwait from 2008-2011. She has wide-ranging experience, having served as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey and on other assignments in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Baghdad, Iraq; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Damascus, Syria.
She currently is Scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC.
According top her State Department bio, she is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a B.S. in history (magna cum laude) and a distinguished graduate of the National War College of the National Defense University with an M.S. in national security strategy. She speaks Arabic, Spanish and French.
And she’s a brave woman.