United States Should Consider AIDS a ‘National Security Problem,’ Powell Says on ABC’s ‘This Week’
Speaking on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, in his first interview since assuming office, Secretary of State Colin Powell called AIDS a "national security problem and an economic problem, particularly in Africa." Powell said, "Millions of people will die no matter what we do, but I will do everything I can to continue to get support from Congress to fight this pandemic and I think we all need to do more. It's not just a medical problem, it's destroying families," adding, "Africa will be important" (ABCNews.com, 2/4). To read a full transcript of the Powell interview, enter http://abcnews.go.com/sections/ThisWeek/thisweek/transcripts/tw01204_powell_trans.html0 into your Web browser.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.