(1923-), US statesman and diplomat; born in Germany; secretary of state 1973–77; full name Henry Alfred Kissinger. In 1973, he helped to negotiate the withdrawal of US troops from South Vietnam, and later headed the commission investigating the attacks of September 11. His numerous trips to foster Middle East negotiations led to the term “shuttle diplomacy.” Nobel Peace Prize (1973).
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