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Statement from James A. Baker, III



James A. Baker, III, released the following statement on the death of Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Brent Scowcroft:

“Brent Scowcroft was a true American patriot who dedicated his bright mind, hard work and great integrity to the security of his country. He was, quite simply, a model national security advisor who helped guide the United States and the world through the peaceful conclusion of the Cold War when he held that position for President George H.W. Bush. As Secretary of State who worked with Brent during that tumultuous period, I knew that he could be counted upon to always remain focused with laser-like effectiveness on the big picture at hand. Congeniality, transparency and an even-keel nature were keys to his success, and because of those traits, I knew that he always had my back. My wife, Susan, and I will greatly miss Brent’s warm friendship, boundless optimism and sincere kindness, and we send our heartfelt sympathy to his daughter, Karen, and the entire Scowcroft family.”

                                                               — James A. Baker, III
61st U.S. Secretary of State 


Contact:

John Williams
832-373-8116
john.williams@bakerbotts.com

Lt. Gen. Scowcroft discussed U.S. foreign policy, past and present, in a moderated conversation with Ambassador Edward Djerejian on April 4, 2012: