Henry Kissinger dies at 100

By:  Sara Smith

Henry Kissinger died at his home in Connecticut at the age of 100, according to consulting firm Kissinger Associates Inc.

He played a key role in developing U.S. foreign policy as national security advisor in the 1970s and secretary of state under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

His major achievements include the opening of US negotiations with China, arms control with the Soviet Union, and significant contributions to ending the Vietnam War through the Paris Peace Accords.

Although Kissinger was praised for his intelligence and leadership, he also faced criticism and accusations that he supported anti-authoritarianism, especially in Latin America.

Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for his role in ending US involvement in Vietnam.

His post-government career included founding the consulting firm Kissinger Associates and also participating in foreign policy debates.

His divorce from his first wife, Ann Fleischer, in 1964 and his second marriage, to Nancy Maginnes in 1974. He has two children from his first marriage.

World leaders paid tribute to him; Beijing called him "a good friend of the Chinese people" and the Russian President praised him as a "wise and far-sighted person".

Kissinger's diplomatic skills stand out, including his "transportation" program between Israel and its Arab neighbors

Some of his remarkable events are conducting an investigation for September 11, 2001 attacks and a surprise visit to Beijing in July 2023 to meet Chinese President .

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