Who is Colin Powell?

  • (noun): United States general who was the first Black to serve as Chief of Staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937).
    Synonyms: Powell, Colin luther 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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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 ... to characterize former United States Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, both African Americans ...
Mobile Weapons Laboratory - Iraqi Mobile Weapons Laboratories - Discovery of Iraqi Mobile Labs?
... You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons ... Secretary Powell on February 5th talked about a mobile, biological weapons capability ... uh, that look remarkably similar to what Colin Powell described in his February 5th speech, biological weapons production facilities." Condoleezza Rice, This Week ...
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, the Secretary of ... 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 ...
Senate Report On Pre-war Intelligence On Iraq - Phase I Conclusions - Colin Powell's Speech To The UN
... VII of the Committee's report focuses on the intelligence behind Secretary of State Colin Powell's speech to the UN on February 5, 2003 ... The report 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 ...
Oprah's Anti-war Series - The World Speaks Out On Iraq
... significant because it aired February 6, 2003, the day after Colin Powell’s speech to the United Nations which was credited with shifting public opinion in favor of the war ... Bush and Colin Powell interrupted the show in many markets ... Then Bush and Powell came in and Bush summarized what Powell had said yesterday at the UN ...

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