John Negroponte
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"John Dimitri Negroponte" is a United Kingdom/British - United States/American diplomat of Greeks/Greek ancestry. He is currently a research fellow and lecturer in international affairs at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Prior to this appointment, he served as the United States Deputy Secretary of State and as the first ever Director of National Intelligence.

Negroponte served in the United States Foreign Service from 1960 to 1997. From 1981 to 1996, he had tours of duty as Ambassadors from the United States/United States ambassador in Honduras, Mexico, and the Foreign relations of the Philippines/Philippines. After leaving the Foreign Service, he subsequently served in the George W. Bush/Bush Administration as United States Ambassadors to the United Nations/U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 2001 to 2004, and was ambassador to Iraq from June 2004 to April 2005. In November, 2010, some of Negroponte's letters were released on the website WikiLeaks.

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Surely, at some point, it may prove desirable that they be brought to prosecution, to face justice. But that is something that I think will have to be decided in the future.

It's got a huge amount of ambiguity in it.

It's a very, very difficult issue.

Hastens the day when the people of Iraq are in full command of their own affairs.

They have provided some valuable intelligence information with respect to the war on terror.

These people are being held. And they're bad actors. And as long as this situation continues, this war on terror continues, I'm not sure I can tell you what the ultimate disposition of those detainees will be.

It's conceivable that they are exaggerating their progress, but I don't have any knowledge to confirm that. ... This is a very, very high priority, acquiring information about their nuclear program.

Certainly, we know where the key installations are. Are there others that we're not aware of at all? You don't know what you don't know.

[The] former regime elements ... seem to have very good operational secrecy, ... And thus far it's not been that easy to make a dent in that part of the insurgency.