Foreign Service

Ambassador Dubs in Afghanistan holding flag
“I would rather sacrifice my life”: The Assassination of Ambassador Dubs
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Adolph “Spike” Dubs was a career Foreign Service Officer and noted Soviet expert. From 1973-74, he served as charge d’affaires at Embassy Moscow, and in 1978, he was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. On February 14, 1979, Ambassador Dubs and his driver were stopped in their car by armed militants posing as police. They overpowered…

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