FIVE STAR DEATH
American politician Brent Scowcroft has died aged 95. After a long career in the military, Scowcroft served as the National Security Advisor to Gerald Ford and George HW Bush, as well as an advisor to Bush Jr. In the 1970s he was a pivotal advisor as part of Nixon’s going to China. In the late 80s, he advised that the Soviet Union was unlikely to collapse, despite all the evidence to the contrary. Readers, the Soviet Union did actually collapse. In the 2000s, he argued against the Iraq War. This War also happened. There is an unofficial award named after him in the White House, in honour of his longheld ability to fall asleep during long winded White House meetings. He was picked by two teams. Not a bad cv for a man who nearly died in a plane crash in his 20s, all said.
19 March 1925 – 6 August 2020