WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: Henry A. Kissinger poses for a photo during President Nixon's 100th Birthday Gala on January 9, 2013 in Washington, United States. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger visits North Texas for a speaking engagement.
Kissinger is to address the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth at a midday luncheon Friday at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
Kissinger served as secretary of state in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
He executed the policy of detente with the Soviet Union, engineered diplomatic recognition of mainland China and negotiated a ceasefire agreement with North Vietnam that led to U.S. withdrawal from South Vietnam.