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Colin Powell, Whose False 2003 Testimony at U.N. Helped Launch U.S. Invasion of Iraq, Dies of COVID-19

HeadlineOct 18, 2021

Colin Powell, former top U.S. general and the first African American secretary of state, has died from COVID-19. He was 84 years old. Powell, who was reportedly fully vaccinated, died at Walter Reed National Medical Center. He served as secretary of state from 2001 to 2005 under George W. Bush. Powell defended faulty intelligence before the U.N. in a push to invade Iraq, which he later called a “blot” on his record.

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