Kissinger Hospitalized After Fall at Home


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The Associated Press is reporting that former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been hospitalized after suffering a fall at his home in New York.

The New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has stated that Kissinger is expected to be released from care later today. No other details have been released about his condition. Kissinger is 89 years old.

Kissinger served as the secretary of state under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford from 1973 to 1977. He played a crucial role in the waning years of the Vietnam War and was sometimes consulted on foreign policy even after he left government work. In 1973 Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize related to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. In subsequent years, calls have been made to hold Kissinger accountable for U.S. policy in countries such as Chile and East Timor during his tenure as secretary of state.

Kissinger and his wife, Nancy Maginnes, now live in New York City and Kent, Connecticut.