Friday, November 8, 2013
(Washington, DC) -- A top Defense Department official is being nominated as the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. President Obama announced Wednesday that his choice is Joseph William Westphal. Westphal has been undersecretary of the Army since 2009. In related news, Obama nominated a Hollywood TV producer and political fundraiser as the next ambassador to Hungary. Colleen Bell is the latest in a series of American envoys without significant previous ties to Hungary.