Russia may send peacekeepers to Iraq

MOSCOW, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Thursday Russia could send a peacekeeping contingent to Iraq under United Nations control.

U.S. asks U.N. for relief but with power

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Bush administration has released its draft proposal to the United Nations seeking a multinational force in Iraq, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Britain, U.S. assess Iraqi troop levels

BAGHDAD, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says Iraq must start providing its own security rather than continue to rely on coalition forces, CNN reported Thursday.

Powell wants increased U.N. role in Iraq

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Wednesday the United States is offering a draft resolution seeking U.N. support for a multinational force in Iraq.

U.N. wants U.S. to ease Iraq control

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- France says if the United States wants other countries to send troops to Iraq, it needs to share military command.

Powell presses Arafat to combat Hamas

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has called on Yasser Arafat to help shut down Hamas and other militant groups.

U.S. seeking new Iraq U.N. resolution

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell Thursday said Washington seeks language for a new Security Council resolution giving U.N. members a greater role in Iraq.

U.S. considers Iraq course change at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte said Wednesday night Washington was considering another U.N. Security Council resolution on Iraq.

U.S. hints at Lockerbie deal

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says a deal may be near on securing compensation for the relatives of victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

U.S. downplays N. Korea concessions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Preliminary meetings have been held on addressing the North Korean nuclear-weapons program, reports said Thursday.

Palestinans asked to help stop bombings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell called Tuesday on the Palestinian Authority to move against radical groups, following two suicide bomb attacks against Israelis.

Israel urged to exercise restraint

JERUSALEM, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The United States is once again urging Israel to exercise restraint over attacks by Hezbollah guerrillas near the Israeli-Lebanon border.

'Sleeping with the Devil,' and the Saudis

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Robert Baer is a retired CIA agent and the author of "See No Evil," a chronicle of the CIA and its loss of power and efficiency in the last few years.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2003 with 142 to follow.
By United Press International

Rumsfeld: Pentagon met Iran arms dealer

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Pentagon officials met secretly with a discredited Iranian arms dealer more than a year ago but nothing came of the meeting.
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Colin Powell
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks during the NAACP's centennial convention held on July 15, 2009 in New York City. The NAACP has been holding a week-long gathering which features numerous speakers and workshops. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Legion of Merit (2) Soldier's Medal Bronze Star Purple Heart

Colin Luther Powell (pronounced /ˈkoʊlɨn/; born April 5, 1937) is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Colin Luther Powell was born on April 5, 1937 in Harlem, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Jamaican immigrant parents Maud Arial (née McKoy) and Luther Theophilus Powell. He also has Scottish ancestry. Powell was raised in the South Bronx and attended Morris High School, a former public school in the Bronx, from which he graduated in 1954. While at school, he worked at a local baby furniture store where he picked up Yiddish from the shopkeepers and some of the customers. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the City College of New York in 1958 and was a self-admitted C average student. He was later able to earn a Master of Business Administration degree from the George Washington University in 1971, after his second tour in Vietnam.

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