Joanne King Herring (born July 3, 1929) is an American socialite, businesswoman, political activist, philanthropist, diplomat, and former television talk show host. Hailing from Houston, Texas, she is best known for influencing policy through her long association and political relation with the President of Pakistan Zia-ul-Haq (1977–88). Herring also served as the honorary consul at the Consulate-General of Pakistan based in Houston; she is also the recipient of the Jinnah Medal, one of Pakistan's highest honors.

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  • Joanne Herring (née le 3 juillet 1929) est une femme d'affaires milliardaire, ex-consul honoraire à la fois au Pakistan et au Maroc et ex-présentatrice de télévision américaine. En tant que militante politique républicaine anticommuniste chrétienne, elle a joué un rôle important dans le programme afghan mené par la CIA pour aider l'Afghanistan contre l'armée rouge, ce qui a contribué à la chute de l'empire soviétique en 1991. Son rôle a été mis en lumière et romancé dans le film La Guerre selon Charlie Wilson. (fr)
  • Joanne Herring (Houston, 3 de julio de 1929) es una activista política ultraconservadora y empresaria estadounidense. (es)
  • Joanne King Herring (born July 3, 1929) is an American socialite, businesswoman, political activist, philanthropist, diplomat, and former television talk show host. Hailing from Houston, Texas, she is best known for influencing policy through her long association and political relation with the President of Pakistan Zia-ul-Haq (1977–88). Herring also served as the honorary consul at the Consulate-General of Pakistan based in Houston; she is also the recipient of the Jinnah Medal, one of Pakistan's highest honors. Throughout the 1980s, Herring almost single handily created the entire United States support for the Mujahideen in Afghanistan by assisting the U.S. Representative Charlie Wilson to persuade the U.S. government to train and arm the Mujahideen resistance fighters to fight in the Soviet war in Afghanistan, which began in 1979 known as Operation Cyclone. These events inspired the book Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History; Herring is portrayed by actress Julia Roberts in the 2007 film Charlie Wilson's War. Since the September 11 attacks, Herring has stated that she "did not make al-Qaeda" and that she "cannot predict the future." Herring remains very active in social circles in Houston and regularly contributes to and participates in benefits to help American troops and the Afghan people. Her second book, Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars from the Ballroom to the Battlefield, was released on January 1, 2011. (en)
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  • Joanne Herring (née le 3 juillet 1929) est une femme d'affaires milliardaire, ex-consul honoraire à la fois au Pakistan et au Maroc et ex-présentatrice de télévision américaine. En tant que militante politique républicaine anticommuniste chrétienne, elle a joué un rôle important dans le programme afghan mené par la CIA pour aider l'Afghanistan contre l'armée rouge, ce qui a contribué à la chute de l'empire soviétique en 1991. Son rôle a été mis en lumière et romancé dans le film La Guerre selon Charlie Wilson. (fr)
  • Joanne Herring (Houston, 3 de julio de 1929) es una activista política ultraconservadora y empresaria estadounidense. (es)
  • Joanne King Herring (born July 3, 1929) is an American socialite, businesswoman, political activist, philanthropist, diplomat, and former television talk show host. Hailing from Houston, Texas, she is best known for influencing policy through her long association and political relation with the President of Pakistan Zia-ul-Haq (1977–88). Herring also served as the honorary consul at the Consulate-General of Pakistan based in Houston; she is also the recipient of the Jinnah Medal, one of Pakistan's highest honors. (en)
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