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Norman Schwarzkopf, 78; led coalition forces in rout of Hussein’s troops

WASHINGTON — Retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the US-led international coalition that drove Saddam ­Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday. He was 78.

General Schwarzkopf died in Tampa, where he had lived in retirement, said a US official who was not authorized to ­release the information and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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