Should He Stay or Should He Go? US Ambassador Seeks to Limit Fallout from Cables

Should Philip Murphy, the US ambassador to Berlin, be recalled because of unfavorable comments he wrote about leading German politicians in the diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks this week? Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Westerwelle are avoiding conflict in the issue. But some politicians are heavily criticizing Murphy's information-collecting practices.
US Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel: German-American relations remain "trusting and close."

US Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel: German-American relations remain "trusting and close."

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