U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Pays Tribute to Colin Powell

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US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said on Monday that he felt like he had a “hole” in his heart after he learnt of the death of former Secretary of State, Colin Powell.

Powell died of COVID-19 complications at the age of 84.

Speaking during a visit to Tbilisi, Austin labelled Powell as his “personal friend and mentor” who always had “great counsel.”

In 1989, Powell became the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In that role, he oversaw the US invasion of Panama and later the U.S. invasion of Kuwait to oust the Iraqi army in 1991.

But his legacy was scarred when, in 2003, Powell went before the United Nations Security Council and made the case for US war against Iraq.

In an announcement on social media, Powell’s family said he had been fully vaccinated before his death.

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