Powell “was the nation’s first African American national security adviser and the first African American chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as the youngest person to serve in the latter post. Described frequently as the most popular American general since Dwight Eisenhower, Powell often was mentioned as a possible candidate for president, but he never elected to run.” Colin Powell, who was ill with multiple myeloma, dies from Covid complications.

+ The AP with the headline that fairly or not sums up most people’s immediate reaction: Colin Powell dies, exemplary general stained by Iraq claims.

+ Colin Powell – a life in pictures.