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Colin Powell: A trailblazing legacy, blotted by Iraq war

By The Associated Press - | Oct 19, 2021
FILE - Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is shown in a 1989 photo. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this Dec. 30, 1986, file photo, U.S. Lieutenant General Colin Powell, commander of the 5th U.S. corps, salutes while his wife Alma stands in attention during a farewell ceremony in Frankfurt. Powell, who went on to become the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and U.S. secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Udo Weitz)
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 1985 file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger confers with Army Maj. Gen. Colin Powell during testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell, who went on to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and later secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. He was 84. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1990 file photo, Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to newsmen in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, after visiting American troops who are deployed in the country. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2004 file photo, President Bush, center, makes remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House, about his plans to implement the Sept. 11. Commission's recommendation to create a national intelligence director. Left to right Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Bush, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and FBI Director Robert Mueller. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
FILE - In this May 21, 2001, file photo, Secretary of State Colin Powell talks with reporters during a news conference at the Department of State in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2006 file photo, former Secretary of State Colin Powell looks on during a ceremony for the Alexis de Tocqueville prize, a French literary award, in Tocqueville, east of Cherbourg, western France. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. (AP Photo/Vincent Michel)
FILE - Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, left, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Colin Powell, huddle prior to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1991 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. (AP Photo/John Duricka, file)
FILE - President Ronald Reagan, accompanied by national security adviser Colin Powell, leaves the White House in Washington, Dec. 16, 1988. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)
FILE - President George Bush loans his glasses to first lady Barbara Bush as she pins a Medal of Freedom on Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a White House ceremony, July 3, 1991. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
FILE - In this May 24, 2006 file photo, former Secretary of State Colin Powell gestures during a lecture about business management and leadership in Madrid, Spain. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
American flags around the Washington Monument are lowered to half-staff in honor of Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state. Powell has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He had also been treated over the past few years for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. He was 84. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The American flag is set to half-staff at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in honor of Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, who died from COVID-19 complications. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 photo, Gen. Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets veterans from Iowa and Illinois during their visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, as part of the Inaugural Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. Powell died at the age of 84 on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, from complications from COVID-19, his family said on Facebook. (Todd Mizener/The Dispatch – The Rock Island Argus via AP)

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