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Colin Powell, brilliant military officer haunted by the Iraq war

Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants who became a decorated grand general and then the first African-American secretary of state, had his career tarnished by embodying unwavering support for the war in Iraq. Died Monday at the age of 84, the former chief of staff of the armed forces provided his military expertise to many American officials, including four presidents, consolidating a reputation as a man of honor distant from the political fray. Antoine Mariotti, journalist FRANCE 24, looks back on the career of this politician who marked the history of the United States.


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