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Remembering Colin Powell and a pivotal moment before the Gulf War (Bruce Riedel, Brookings)

Colin Powell shaped American history as the first African American secretary of state and as a role model for the American success story, going from growing up in the South Bronx to serving as national security advisor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the country’s top diplomat. I worked with Colin for over a decade, but my favorite memory is of a meeting of the National Security Council principals chaired by President George H.W. Bush on August 5, 1990.

Remembering Colin Powell and a pivotal moment before the Gulf War (brookings.edu)