Colin Powell gives advice on wars, conflict and life
Four-star retired Gen. Colin Powell, America's first African-American Secretary of State, discusses Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, gays in the military, women in combat, and more in a wide-ranging interview at the Commonwealth Club of California on June 7, 2012. His new book is titled, "It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership."
- Colin Powell: Retired general, US Army. Professional soldier for 35 years. Awared the Purple Heart and Bronze Star in the Vietnam War. Awarded two Presidential Medals of Freedom and a Congressional Gold Medal. National Security Advisor 1987-1989. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1989. US Secretary of State 2001-2004.
- Dan Ashley: Commonwealth Club moderator. ABC News anchor in San Francisco.