The former general and national security adviser in the UNITED states, Brent Scowcroft is dead. He was 95 years of age.
This writes the news agency Reuters.
Brent Scowcroft was national security adviser under president Gerald Ford from 1975 to 1977, and George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993.
He is the only one in the UNITED states'history, there have been national security advisor under two different presidents, writes the news agency NTB.
He was also the advisor for military issues to president Richard Nixon as well as president Jimmy Carter.
Scowcroft is Thursday, passed away of natural causes. This was stated by a spokesman for the Bush family Friday in a press release, writes Reuters.
The former general was as a senior policy advisor in the many years to shape the USA's foreign policy.
Among other things, after the Vietnam war, when communism fell in Eastern europe, when China beat mercilessly down on protesters in tiananmen Square, and when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.
He was also advisor to president Carter during the negotiations on a nedrustningsaftale.
And he was in charge of president Ronald Reagan's program to modernise the US's nuclear weapons.
After his time as national security adviser to George H. W. Bush, he remained close confidante of Bush. In 1998 wrote the two a book together.
- He is wonderful, and he will never ask for a flake of recognition, said George H. W. Bush about Scowcroft after the Gulf war in march 1991.
Along with the Jimmy Carters national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote Scowcroft in addition, in 2008 the book 'America and the World: Conversations on the Future of American Foreign Policy'.
He continued so far up in years to be a leading voice in issues of foreign and security policy in the UNITED states.