Colin Powell Resigns as U.S. Secretary of State, Rice Likely Successor
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — Secretary of State Colin Powell submitted his long-expected resignation as of Monday, November 15, and his resignation was accepted by President George W. Bush. His resignation letter was sent to the President on Friday. Powell has said that it was always his intention to serve only one term.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune said that Powell often had disputes with Bush Administration officials holding what the newspaper termed "more hawkish" views.
On Tuesday, President Bush announced his nomination of National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice as Powell's successor. Reuters cited senior Bush administration officials as saying that her deputy, Stephen Hadley, will succeed her in her role as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs if she is confirmed as Secretary of State.
- John King, Andrea Koppel, Suzanne Malveaux and Elise Labott. "Bush picks Rice to succeed Powell" — CNN, November 17, 2004
- "Rice slated to replace Powell as Secretary of State" — San Gabriel Valley Tribune, November 16, 2004 (Source link broken)
- "Secretary of State Powell Quits Bush Cabinet" — Reuters, November 15, 2004 (Source link broken)
- "Rice replacing Powell; Hadley to head NSC-officials" — Reuters, November 15, 2004 (Source link broken)
- Colin L. Powell. "On-the-Record Briefing" — United States Department of State, November 15, 2004
- Colin L. Powell. "Secretary Powell's Letter of Resignation" — United States Department of State, November 12, 2004
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