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Colin Powell Remembers Tom Clancy

The former secretary of state inspired one of the late author's books. Powell tells TIME about his pistol-shooting pal whose fiction became our reality

10 Questions for Colin Powell

In It Worked for Me, you write that the two months you spent mulling a run for the presidency were the most difficult of your life. Why? I never had any...

Powell's Endorsement: Months in the Making

Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama on Sunday by employing the military doctrine that bears his name. With a keen sense of timing, the 71-year-old retired...

The Urge to Surge

The latest semaphore flags from the Bush Administration suggest the President is warming to the idea of boosting — if perhaps only on a short-term basis —...

RIDING THE BACKLASH

AT 1 P.M. LAST TUESDAY, RETIRED General Colin Powell was dutifully signing books at a Wal-Mart in suburban Fort Worth when he noticed that the line of eager...

Perfect Harmony

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's scheduled visit to China on Sunday signaled a remarkably even keel in relations between Washington and Beijing. In...

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