Angelo State University photograph of Laurence Pope speaking at Angelo State University in San Angelo Texas

 
Angelo State University photograph of Laurence Pope speaking at Angelo State University in San Angelo Texas
Laurence Pope, a former U.S. ambassador to Chad and senior State Department counter-terrorism official speaks at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas in this March 7, 2011 photograph. The United States has chosen a veteran diplomat who retired more than a decade ago to serve as its senior envoy in Libya following the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in a Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, the State Department said on October 11, 2012. Pope, a former U.S. ambassador has arrived in Tripoli to serve as "charge d'affairs," the title given to a diplomat who represents a country in the absence of an ambassador, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement. REUTERS/Courtesy of Angelo State University/Handout