He is focused and affable, but also guarded, ready at any time to defend himself or brusquely deflect overly critical questions. While his intellect is widely respected, his political legacy is controversial.
Over the years, repeated attempts have been made to try him for war crimes.
Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make.
Henry Kissinger The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
From 1969 to 1977, Kissinger served under President Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, first as national security advisor and then as secretary of state.
In those roles, he also carried partial responsibility for the napalm bombings in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos the killed or maimed tens of thousands of civilians.
His career spanned several presidential elects and his goals, no matter the conflict, all had the thread of careful reaction and interaction that would allow a compromise and not war to be the new end goal. In 1957, his won him recognition because through academics he proved why Secretary of State John Dulles and his proposal of a strong nuclear attack on the Soviet Union was not a tactical or sound idea.
Because nobody wants to admit the scope of what they're doing.
Henry Kissinger The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles.
He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in November 2003 and later awarded his pilot wings.
Kinzinger was initially a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot and flew missions in South America, Guam, Iraq and Afghanistan.