The former secretary of state offered an extraordinary view of what leadership could be: firm, but also filled with consideration and tremendous character.
Colin Powell was hailed as a hero for a swift and speedy U.S. victory in the Gulf in 1991. But his reputation suffered from his flawed presentation in advance of the second Iraq war 12 years later.
Colin Powell, a former Joint Chiefs chairman and Secretary of State has died.
He had been scheduled to make a Triad appearance next month.
Powell's family said that he died of complications from COVID-19, although he was fully vaccinated. Powell was a former general turned statesman who served as secretary of state under George W. Bush.
In hacked emails, the former secretary of state rips into Donald Trump as leading a "racist" movement and laments Hillary Clinton's inability to "honestly" defend her private email server.
The former secretary of state under Republican George W. Bush used a personal computer connected to a private phone line to get around State Department servers.