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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who as an Army general also was chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, speaks on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/NBC, William B. Plowman)
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who as an Army general also was chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, speaks on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/NBC, William B. Plowman)

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