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State Department names diplomat as new spokeswoman

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Posted: May 26, 2011 7:05 PM
State Department names diplomat as new spokeswoman

The State Department is appointing a spokeswoman to replace P.J. Crowley, who resigned after criticizing the treatment of Pvt. Bradley Manning, the WikiLeaks suspect who is in custody.

The department said in a statement Thursday that Victoria Nuland, a career diplomat and former ambassador to NATO, will speak from the podium at its daily press briefings.

Nuland most recently had been a senior official in the department's bureau of arms control, verification and compliance.