Henry Kissinger - "US Super Secretary of State" passed away at the age of 100

JLONov 30, 2023 at 10:43

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The consulting company Kissinger Associates of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger announced on the evening of November 29 (morning of November 30, Hanoi time) that he passed away at his home, at the age of 100.

Mr. Henry Kissinger - former US Secretary of State was born in Furth, Germany, on May 27, 1923, then came to America with his family in 1938.

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The former US Secretary of State became an American citizen in 1943, joined the army and served in the US Army in Europe during World War II. He entered Harvard University on a scholarship, received a master's degree in 1952 and a doctorate in 1954. He taught at Harvard during 1954-1969.

During most of that time, former US Secretary of State Kissinger worked as a consultant for government agencies.

After President Richard Nixon was elected with a pledge to end the war in Vietnam in 1968, Mr. Kissinger was selected to the White House as National Security Advisor.

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He also held the position of US Secretary of State under President Nixon and President Gerald Ford.

Mr. Kissinger was involved in many major international events in the 1970s.

Kissinger expressed his support for the US war in Vietnam, demonstrating a direct role in prolonging the hopeless war, despite realizing that the US could not win. He promoted President Nixon's plan to "Vietnamize the war" as well as expand the war to Cambodia.

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Kissinger participated in the negotiation process of the Paris Agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam in 1973. Vietnamese advisor Le Duc Tho at that time experienced tense "wisdoms" with Kissinger to reach the Agreement, with dozens of tense negotiation sessions in Paris to end the war and restore peace in Vietnam.

The 1973 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded by the Nobel Committee to Mr. Le Duc Tho and Mr. Kissinger, becoming one of the most controversial events in the history of the Nobel Peace Prize since its inception in 1895. Mr. Le Duc Tho caused a stir. caused a stir in the international media when he refused to accept the a.ward because he believed that peace had not truly been restored in Vietnam and "the people who deserve the Nobel Peace Prize are the Vietnamese people".

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Mr. Kissinger's career has been controversial. Mr. Kissinger was criticized for supporting dictator Augusto Pinochet's military coup in Chile in 1973 and for his handling of the conflict between India and Pakistan in 1971.

Kissinger's role in US foreign policy waned after Nixon resigned in 1974. However, he remained influential under President Gerald Ford and expressed many views in the years that followed. .

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Gerald Ford called former US Secretary of State Kissinger a "super secretary of state" but also noted his h.ot temper and overconfidence, which critics often call "paranoid and egotistical".

After leaving the US government, he founded the consulting company Kissinger Associates, becoming an expert in providing strategic advice to corporations, governments and the public.

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Kissinger continued his diplomatic activities into his later years, attending White House meetings, publishing a book on leadership style and testifying before a Senate committee on the North Korean nuclear issue. He made a surprise visit to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in July.

Kissinger is very private about personal matters. He divorced his first wife, Ann Fleischer, in 1964, and married Nancy Maginnes, assistant to then-New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, in 1974. He had two children with his first wife.

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