Sophia Flores of OAN
6:25pm – Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has died at the age of 100.
Last surviving Democrat of 37 membersth A member of President Richard Nixon’s cabinet died while staying at his home in Connecticut.
Kissinger fled Nazi Germany in 1938 and arrived in the United States while still a teenager. He was a student at Harvard University and eventually joined the Harvard faculty before taking a post in Washington, DC.
He is best known for being the only person to simultaneously serve as White House National Security Adviser and Secretary of State. In addition to working under the Nixon administration, he also worked with President Gerald Ford.
His greatest achievements occurred between 1969 and 1977. During this time, Kissinger initiated a policy of détente with the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War and began a new strategic alliance by approaching China.
In 1973, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in helping end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and leading peace negotiations between Israel and Arab states that ultimately led to an end to the Yom Kippur War. Awarded.
In 1977, Ford awarded Kissinger the Presidential Medal of Freedom for “exercising America’s great power with wisdom and compassion in the cause of peace.”
Kissinger officially retired from public office in 1977. He later founded a geopolitical consulting firm and wrote more than a dozen books.
Kissinger is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Nancy McGuinness. The couple had two children and a total of five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking the public to donate to Animal Medical Center in New York or the Henry A. Kissinger Center for International Affairs.
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