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Cold War: American Leaders
National security advisor and secretary of state to Presidents Nixon and Ford, Kissinger helped ease relations with the Soviet Union and China, and negotiated an end to the Vietnam War. He remains a controversial figure for his role in American actions in Cambodia, Latin America and elsewhere.
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