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Colin Powell, last of the battle-hardened diplomats

Washington mourns the passing of warrior and statesman

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell shares a joke with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at Koizumi's official residence in Tokyo, on July 19, 2005.    © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell was with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office when aides came bearing news of a major development in Iraq.

It was April 9, 2003, and the Iraq invasion by American forces -- not even a month old -- was reaching a major milestone.

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