World Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies at 84
Colin Powell, first Black secretary of state, dies from COVID-19 complications
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of complications from COVID-19, his family said in Facebook post.Powell, 84, was born in New York City and joined the Army after graduating from the City University of New York. He died Monday at Walter Reed National Medical Center. His family said he was fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Former US Secretary of State and top military commander Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents,at the age of 84 from COVID-19 complications, his family announced. Powell — who, during his four decades of public service rose to become the , chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state, serving under President George W. Bush — had his reputation stained after making faulty claims before the UN Security Council to justify the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. In a speech, he cited false information claiming that then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had secretly stockpiled weapons of mass destruction. At the end of the Cold War, as national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan, Powell helped negotiate arms treaties and cooperation agreements with Soviet then-President Mikhail Gorbachev. Powell was born in Harlem to Jamaican parents and grew up in the South Bronx in New York City.
Who was Colin Powell? First Black Secretary of State dies from COVID complications.
Who was Colin Powell, the first Black Secretary of State, who died early Monday morning from complications from COVID-19?The four-star general was the first Black Secretary of State in U.S. history, serving from 2001 to 2005 under former President George W. Bush.
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'Country before self ... before all else': US presidents remember Colin Powell as American hero
President Joe Biden said former secretary of state Colin Powell "embodied the highest ideals of both warrior and diplomat."Powell, the nation's first Black secretary of state, died of complications from COVID-19, his family said.
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It's Monday, welcome to Overnight Defense & National Security, your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.Former Secretary of State Colin Powell's unexpected death was greeted by an outpouring of grief from across the political spectrum, as Democrats and Republicans alike lauded the four-star general as a giant of public service and an African- American hero.We'll share the reactions from across the nation and globe, how the White House has responded, and Powell's long and distinguished legacy.For The Hill, I'm Ellen Mitchell.
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Colin Powell: Soldier, scholar, statesman and gentleman .
One reason Powell chose not to run for president arose from his sense of dignity. After speaking at the 1992 Republican Convention, Powell was dismayed by the fawning and groveling needed to gain the nomination, and of course fundraising. Powell was simply incapable of succumbing to what he found deeply offensive and troubling. And the two voting "yes" to at least consider a run were Colin and his son, Michael. But obviously, that vote was non-binding.One of Powell's greatest legacies is his family: Alma, daughters Linda and AnneMarie and son, Michael.