Colin Powell

Colin Powell

Colin Luther Powell ( /ˈkoʊlɨn/; born April 5, 1937) is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Senate Report On Pre-war Intelligence On Iraq - Phase I Conclusions - Colin Powell's Speech To The UN
... focuses on the intelligence behind Secretary of State Colin Powell's speech to the UN on February 5, 2003 ... also describes the subsequent review made by Colin Powell and analysts from the State Department with analysts from the CIA ... In the speech, Powell said that "every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources ...
Colin Powell - Civilian Awards and Honors
... Powell's civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal ... In 1988, Powell received the Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award ... In 1991, Powell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George H ...
Harry Belafonte - Political and Humanitarian Activism - Opposition To The George W. Bush Administration
... Colin Powell is committed to come into the house of the master, as long as he would serve the master, according to the master's purpose ... And when Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture ... Belafonte used the quote to characterize former United States Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, both African Americans ...
Oprah's Anti-war Series - The World Speaks Out On Iraq
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Mobile Weapons Laboratory - Iraqi Mobile Weapons Laboratories - Discovery of Iraqi Mobile Labs?
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