Henry Kissinger Dead at 100

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has died at the age of 100, his company has confirmed.

His firm, Kissinger Associates, issued a statement announcing his death on Wednesday night.

Kissinger reportedly passed away at his home in Connecticut.

Kissinger was the 56th Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the Nixon and Ford administrations.

He notably helped create the “post-World War II world order,” leading the United States through significant foreign policy challenges, according to Kissinger’s website.

Kissinger is also a key World Economic Forum (WEF) member and is often credited as a mentor to the organization’s founder Klaus Schwab.

Fleeing from Nazi Germany in 1938, Kissinger became an American citizen in 1943, according to Kissinger Associates.

He served in the 84th Army Division before earning his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard University.

Before jumping into politics, Kissinger spent almost 20 years at the Ivy League teaching international relations.

In 1969, Kissinger was appointed National Security Advisor by former President Richard Nixon.

He ultimately served under two administrations until he left office in 1977, according to the statement.

Kissinger’s website states that his notable career highlights include helping Nixon create relations between the U.S. and China, negotiating a ceasefire with North Vietnam in 1973, easing Cold War tensions while conducting arms agreements with the Soviet Union, as well as conducting negotiations to ease Middle East tensions.

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However, his many critics, including the late Christopher Hitchens, have accused Kissinger of playing a role in the fall of Chile’s Marxist President Salvador Allende.

He is also accused of delaying the end of the Vietnam War, according to USA Today.

Kissinger has also been criticized for the expansion of the conflict into Cambodia, The Washington Post reported.

Former president of the Council on Foreign Relations Leslie Gelb stated that Kissinger’s “influence stayed with him after he left office, while that of all the others — with the possible exception of James Baker — dissipated,” according to USA Today.

Kissinger is survived by his wife, Nancy Maginnes Kissinger, his two children from his first marriage, and five grandchildren.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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