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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...

What Powell Achieved

Secretary of State Colin Powell's hour-long indictment of Iraq Wednesday has not changed the political dynamic at the UN Security Council for a simple reason:...

Powell's Pitch: The Stakes

Secretary of State Colin Powell's presentation of evidence against Iraq at the UN Security Council is less an attempt at direct persuasion of reluctant allies...

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...

Doubting Iraq's Ties to al-Qaeda

French investigators are throwing cold water on a key element of Secretary of State Colin Powell's case that there is a link between al-Qaeda and Iraq. During...

Powell to Go for Broke at the UN

After weeks of dampening expectations for "smoking gun" evidence against Iraq, the Bush administration is now teeing up an "Adlai Stevenson moment." That's...

Can Powell Save the Roadmap?

When Secretary of State Colin Powell visits the Middle East this weekend he'll be trying to launch the Bush roadmap, which currently consists of little more than...

Colin Powell: Planning for an Exit

Secretary of State Colin Powell has been a good soldier in public, even as he has had to fight for every small victory against Administration hawks like Vice...

Bush's Team: Colin Powell: Planning for an Exit

Secretary Of State Colin Powell has been a good soldier in public, even as he has had to fight for every small victory against Administration hawks like Vice...

Why Powell's Mission Failed

Secretary of State Colin Powell's Middle East peace mission failed to achieve anything substantive not for lack of trying, but because the Bush administration...