January 28, 2001 |
On his first official workday, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell was treated to a rousing surprise welcome from staffers who packed the flag-draped State Department lobby. "This is so marvelous I think we ought to do it again tomorrow," he teased, to peals of laughter. But by week's end, Powell had served up his own set of surprises--to both U.S. diplomats and foreign governments--that suggests just how different the new Bush administration's foreign policy will be in both style and substance.
June 26, 2000 |
Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell said on Sunday the Republican Party has failed to adequately represent America's blacks, but he would consider serving as secretary of State under Republican George W. Bush if the Texas governor wins the presidency. Powell, a prominent black Republican whose popularity during the Persian Gulf War led to calls for him to step up as a presidential candidate in 1996, has previously indicated he was not interested in running for vice president under Bush.
December 17, 2000
Following is a partial text of the remarks by retired Gen. Colin L. Powell when he was nominated to be secretary of State: Thank you so very much, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. President-elect and Mrs. Bush, Mr. Vice President-elect Cheney, ladies and gentlemen, citizens of Crawford, Texas. It's a great pleasure to be with you this afternoon, and I'm honored, honored, to be given the opportunity to return to public service as the 65th secretary of State of the United States of America. Mr.
January 21, 1997 |
Madeleine Albright won unanimous approval Monday from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which sent her nomination as secretary of state to the full Senate, where quick confirmation is expected. Albright, the first of President Clinton's new Cabinet nominees to pass Senate committee scrutiny, will become the nation's first female secretary of state. The Senate is to take up her nomination Wednesday. During a Jan. 8 confirmation hearing, the committee, chaired by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.
January 23, 1997 |
William S. Cohen was unanimously confirmed as secretary of Defense on Thursday after unequivocally promising his former Senate colleagues that U.S. forces would be out of Bosnia in 18 months. Describing his words as a "very strong signal for our European friends," the former Republican senator declared at his confirmation hearing: "We are not going to be there. This is going to end at that point."
January 25, 1997 |
New Secretary of State Madeleine Albright declared Friday that she intends to take a road less traveled during her term--crisscrossing this country to try to convince Americans of the need for a strong, engaged U.S. foreign policy.