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2021/11/23 

國防焦點

【11月23日】看軍聞學英語
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原文:

 Colin L. Powell, who in four decades of public life served as the nation's top soldier, diplomat and national security adviser, and whose speech at the United Nations in 2003 helped pave the way for the United States to go to war in Iraq, died on Monday, October 18, at the age of 84.

 ‘General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19,’ the Powell family wrote on Facebook, noting he was fully vaccinated. ‘We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,’the family said.

 Mr. Powell was a pathbreaker, serving as the country's first Black national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state. Beginning with his 35 years in the Army, Mr. Powell was emblematic of the ability of minorities to use the military as a ladder of opportunity.

中譯:

 科林‧鮑爾在40年公職生涯中,擔任過美國最高階軍事將領、外交官及國家安全顧問,並於2003年在聯合國演說為美國進軍伊拉克鋪路,他於10月18日週一過世,享年84歲。

 鮑爾家屬於臉書上寫道:「美國前國務卿及參謀首長聯席會議主席─鮑爾將軍,今早因新冠肺炎併發症逝世」,並指出他已完整接種過疫苗。家屬表示:「我們剛失去了一位了不起又慈愛的丈夫、父親、祖父及一位偉大的美國人。」

 鮑爾先生是位開路先鋒,曾是美國首位黑人國家安全顧問、參謀首長聯席會議主席及國務卿。鮑爾先生早在美國陸軍35年的軍旅,就已是少數族群中,有能力把軍隊當作機會階梯的代表性人物。

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–關鍵軍語–

 ※war:

 A state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country.

 ※pathbreaker:

 A pioneer or innovator.

 ※emblematic:

 Serving as a symbol of a particular quality or concept.

例句:

 The Medal of Honor is emblematic of some of the hardest fought battles throughout military history, and it deserved the utmost respect.

 榮譽勳章象徵著軍事史上某些最難打的硬仗,理應受到至高尊榮。

嘉.言.語.錄

 A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.--Carlo M. Cipolla

 蠢材是會造成他人或群體損失的人,而其本身也不會獲得好處,而且甚至可能招致損失。--卡洛‧契波拉

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