Henry A. Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State & National Security Advisor (Republican), Comment to the Rest of the American Staff on the Ford Trip to China when there was disagreement among the staff as to how to manage the many issues in relating to the Chinese, Quoted by Ron Nesson. C-SPAN, American History, March 5, 2011
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Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American elder statesman, political scientist, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. A Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany with his family in 1938, he became National Security Advisor in 1969 and U.S. Secretary of State in 1973. For his actions negotiating a ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize under controversial circumstances, with two members of the committee resigning in protest. Kissinger later sought, unsuccessfully, to return the prize after the ceasefire failed.