Death of Peter Struck

January 24, 1943 - December 19, 2012
Berlin, Germany | Age 69

Former German defense minister dies at 69
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JUERGEN BAETZ, The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Former German Defense Minister Peter Struck, a vehement opponent of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, died Wednesday following a heart attack. He was 69.

His family said Struck, a plain-spoken politician who was a leading lawmaker for Germany's center-left Social Democrats for almost three decades, died in a Berlin hospital.

Struck served as Germany's defense minister from 2002 to 2005. While an opponent of the Iraq war, he...

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