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Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Dies

The first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, John M. Shalikashvili, has died at the age of 75 at an Army medical center in Tacoma, Washington. He passed away Saturday from complications from a stroke. The Polish-born Shalikashvili, a four-star general in the Army, was the first immigrant to lead the highest military council in the United States. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and succeeded Colin L. Powell as chairman.