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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...

Powell's Rough Road at the UN

It has been clear for months now that the U.S. would not to get international help in Iraq on its own terms — if capable nations had been willing to send troops...

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