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KT McFarland: Colin Powell's greatest gift to us all

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18.10.2021

Former Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland joined 'Fox & Friends' following the news of Colin Powell's passing Monday.

I first met Colin Powell, who died Monday, in the Pentagon in the early years of the Reagan administration.

He was Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger’s military assistant; I was the secretary’s speechwriter. We were in and out of each other’s offices a dozen times every day. We were an odd pair in those days—there weren’t many Black flag officers and even fewer women in Pentagon senior leadership.

Gen. Colin Powell almost wasn’t—a general, that is. After Vietnam, he was passed over for promotion. But it had nothing to do with his record in Vietnam, which was exceptional. A poor kid from the Bronx, and son of Jamaican immigrants, Powell wasn’t part of the "old boy" West Point network. But President Lyndon Johnson’s Secretary of the Army insisted they add several men of color to the promotion list. A few years and promotions later, Gen. Powell was in the inner circle of the Reagan administration.

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