Washington, USA | His family announced Monday that former Secretary of State Colin Powell, under George W. Bush, has died at the age of 84 from “Govt-19” complications.
“We lost a remarkable and loving husband, father and grandfather and a great American,” they said in a statement on social media, “he was fully vaccinated.”
Colin Powell died at Walter Reed Hospital, a suburb of Washington, D.C., where U.S. presidents often receive treatment.
The first African-American to serve as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces before becoming a leading US diplomat under the leadership of George W. Bush. Powell was.
Lawyer of the war in Iraq, Mr. Powell delivered a lengthy speech before the United Nations Security Council on February 5, 2003 about the alleged weapons of mass destruction (WMD) carried out by Iraq, arguments that helped justify the invasion of the country.
He later admitted that the performance was a “stain” on his reputation: “It’s a stain, because I gave this presentation to the world on behalf of the United States, and it will always be a part of it. My record.”
Born April 5, 1937 in Harlem, Colin Powell grew up in New York, where he studied geography.
He began his military career in 1958. He was first deported to Germany, and later to John F. Kennedy. Sent to Vietnam as Kennedy’s military adviser.
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