FORMER US SECRETARY OF STATE COLLIN POWELL DIES AT 84

Collin Powell, United States Secretary of State during the Bush presidency and the first black person to reach the title dies of covid 19 complications at the age of 84. The top military officer died on Monday. He was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under the Jr.Bush regime that administered the 1991 Gulf war that expelled Iraqi troops from Kuwait. He was also the first black National Security Adviser, a post he held since and during the Ronald Reagan presidency.

A moderate Republican, he has been criticized by American anti-war activists for being actively involved in America’s wars and military interventions. He was later criticised when he pushed for faulty intelligence before the United States to advocate for the deadly Iraq War.

General Colin L. Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19,” the Powell family wrote on Facebook. “He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather, and a great American,” they added.

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