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U.S. general and statesman. He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (198993) and secretary of state (200105), the first African American to hold either position.
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On Jan. 20, 2001, the engaging former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powellwhose leadership role in the 1991 Persian Gulf War had brought him to the attention of the American publicwas sworn in as U.S. secretary of state.
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Simmering tensions in Africa's Great Lakes region were reignited when Congolese rebels, allegedly backed by Rwanda, seized a town in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Rwandan troops were said to have entered the DRC, attacked villages, and forced thousands of civilians to flee.
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In 2002 Brunei recovered somewhat from the adverse international publicity and the multibillion-dollar financial loss that had been brought about by the 1998 collapse of the Amedeo Development Corp. Prince Jeffri Bolkiah, the sultan's youngest brother, had been sued by the state in 2001 for squandering public funds on Amedeo projects. The affair generated what by Brunei ...
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|(born 1937). A four-star U.S. general and statesman, Colin Powell was the first African American to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (198993) and secretary of state (200105). He was highly regarded by both the public and fellow politicians for his integrity and dedication to service.|
|Had Saddam Hussein pursued his military advantage and invaded Saudi Arabia in August 1990 there was no power in the area that could have stopped him. The American response would have been limited to air and missile attacks from the Independence aircraft carrier task force in the Persian Gulf and by B-52 bombers stationed on Diego Garcia Island, 2,500 miles (4,023 ...
|(born 1954). U.S. educator and politician Condoleezza Rice was the first woman and the first African American national security adviser in the United States, serving from 2001 to 2005 under President George W. Bush. She became secretary of state in 2005, during that president's second term. An influential and loyal adviser to Bush, Rice was a strong advocate of the ...
|After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, the Security Council passed 12 resolutions against Iraq, and it authorized a U.S.-led military coalition to attack and remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait. After a 41-day war in early 1991, including a ground attack that lasted only 100 hours, the U.S.-led force was victorious. UN inspection teams were later sent to Iraq to locate and ...
|The voter registration drives that intensified during the 1960s finally had a payback at the end of the decade. In 1960 only about 28 percent of the black voting-age population in the South was registered and there were perhaps a hundred black elected officials. By 1969, with the number of registrants more than doubled, up to 1,185 blacks had been elected to state and ...