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Colin Powell

65th United States Secretary of State
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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Residence: New York City
Country: United States
BirthDay: 5 April 1937
Sigh: Taurus
Height: 1.87 m
Education: New York University, Morris High School, National War College, City College of New York, George Washington University, U.S. Army War College

Colin Powell was bornon 5 April 1937 in New York City, American, is 65th United States Secretary of State. Colin Powell was the first African-American to hold the key positions of the U.S Joint Chief of Staff and the Secretary of State. Born to Jamaican immigrant parents, he joined the U.S. Army and saw limited action in Vietnam. As a White House Fellow in the Nixon administration, he impressed Casper Weinberger and became his senior military assistant, when Weinberger became the Secretary of Defense. He rapidly climbed up the military ranks to become the youngest Joint Chief of Staff. ‘The Powell Doctrine’ calling for the use of maximum power over Iraq during the Operation Desert Storm, so as to minimize fatalities was applied during his tenure. After his retirement from the army, he was appointed the 65th Secretary of State of the United States. He was reluctant to support the Bush administration’s plans to invade Iraq, and only did so when convinced that diplomacy had failed. He was able to convince the members of the UN Security Council about the grave threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. He was proved wrong on this contention later, as nothing of that sort was found by international weapons inspectors. Though he was a Republican, he was a liberal, and endorsed President Obama’s candidacy.


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Persico, and in 2012, he published ‘It Worked for Me


In 2006, he joined Secretaries of Defense and State at a White House meeting to discuss United States foreign policy


To mobilize international support for the invasion of Iraq, he addressed the United Nations Security Council in 2003, and forcefully argued that Saddam Hussein had biological weapons and the means to manufacture more


From 2001 to 2005, he served as the 65th Secretary of State of the United States, the first African-American to hold that position


He founded America’s Promise Alliance, in 1997, to help children learn and succeed


In 1994, he joined former President Carter to mediate with Haiti’s military leaders to allow the peaceful return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and successfully averted a U


Powell became prominent during the Operation Desert Storm in Iraq in 1991


In 1989, he became the youngest and the first African-American officer to serve as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


In 1986, he commanded the V Corps in Frankfurt, Germany


In the 1980s, he was posted at Fort Carson, Colorado


He was awarded a White House fellowship in the Nixon administration from 1972 to 1973


From 1968 to 1969, now a young major, he visited Vietnam to investigate the My Lai massacre incident when American forces allegedly killed 300 civilians


In 1962, he was sent as an adviser to Vietnam, but was wounded by a punji-stake booby trap, while patrolling the Vietnamese-Laotian border


He completed his BS degree in Geology from the City College of New York in 1958, and obtained an MBA degree from the George Washington University, thirteen years later


Brought up in the South Bronx, Powell graduated, in 1954, from Morris High School

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