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FILE - In this April 1, 2005 file photo, Sandy Berger, who was President Clinton's top national security aide, leaves the U.S. District Court House in Washington. A spokesman for his firm says that Berger, who helped craft President Bill Clinton’s second term foreign policy and got in trouble over mishandling classified documents, died Wednesday.

WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser Sandy Berger, who helped craft President Bill Clinton's second-term foreign policy and later got in trouble over mishandling classified documents, has died.

That word comes from his consulting firm.

Berger died Wednesday. He was 70 years old and in ill health.

The cause of death was not immediately available.

Berger was White House national security adviser from 1997 to 2001.