Henry Kissinger, American Diplomat Who Was Accused Of Coups & Secret Ops In Other Countries, Dies At 100

By: Aditi Thakur | November 30, 2023

Henry Kissinger, former US secretary, played a crucial part in US conflicts in Southeast Asia, which resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of American forces, Cambodians, Laotians, and Vietnamese.

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During his presidency, the United States dropped 9 billion pounds of bombs on Indochina.

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Kissinger contributed to the prolongation and expansion of the Vietnam War into neutral Cambodia, assisted genocides in Cambodia, East Timor, and Bangladesh, and escalated civil wars in southern Africa.

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According to Greg Grandin, an American historian and author, Kissinger had the blood of at least 3 million people on his hands.

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Kissinger was the most prominent national security adviser in American history, serving as the principal architect of US military policy in Southeast Asia from 1969 to 1975.

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Kissinger was responsible for attacks in Cambodia that killed up to 150,000 civilians, up to six times more noncombatants than the US has killed in airstrikes since 9/11, as per experts.

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Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger passed away on Wednesday at his home in Connecticut, aged 100, The Washington Post reported.

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Heinz Alfred Kissinger was born on May 27, 1923, in Germany's F├╝rth and immigrated to the US in 1938. In 1943, he got US citizenship and served in the US Army's Counter Intelligence Corps during WWII.

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