Washington — defense secretary donald rumsfeld stepped down as defense secretary on wednesday, one day after midterm elections in which opposition to the war in iraq contributed to heavy. Before donald h rumsfeld entered his second tenure as secretary of defense in 2001, the selection of senior us military officers for top-ranking positions within the department of defense (dod) was largely decided within the uniformed services, and the secretary of defense did not typically challenge the recommendations. As presented in the case, secretary of defense, donald rumsfeld is operating in a complex authorizing and stakeholder environment from political actors within the bush administration and capitol hill, to the citizens of the united states and foreign nations, opinion and sentiment affect his legitimacy and ability to prosecute the war in iraq. Claim: us secretary of defense donald rumsfeld owns stock in the company that makes tamiflu do you know that ‘bird flu’ was discovered in vietnam 9 years ago do you know that barely 100.
Only reported in english on the website of the georgian ministry of defense, former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld visited georgia for a week in late june. Donald rumsfeld served as secretary of defense for the first five years of the war on terror, from 2001 to 2006 during those years, he wrote tens of thousands of memos. Former defense secretary donald rumsfeld derides disparaging comments about him in newly leaked emails of former secretaries of state colin powell and condoleezza rice as juvenile, msnbc reported in an interview set for broadcast wednesday morning, rumsfeld brushes off one email critique from. Of the worst,” a claim that originated with then-secretary of defense donald rumsfeld in 2002 and was essentially repeated in his 2011 book with the unintendedly ironic title of known and unknown.
Donald henry rumsfeld (born july 9, 1932) is the 21st and current united states secretary of defense his term of office began january 20 , 2001 , under president george w bush on november 8 , 2006 , rumsfeld tendered his resignation as secretary of defense. Rumsfeld became the first individual to hold the position twice when president george w bush appointed him secretary of defense on 20 january 2001 rumsfeld’s second term, which is discussed in a separate essay, ended on 18 december 2006. Secretary of defense donald h rumsfeld (left) and commander, central command gen tommy franks, us army, listen to a question at the close of a pentagon press conference on march 5, 2003. The man they're talking about, of course, is defense secretary donald rumsfeld, a living, breathing lightning rod for criticism and frustration over the war in iraq. A classified us plan for battling the threat of weapons of mass destruction is scheduled this fall to undergo review by defense secretary donald rumsfeld, inside the pentagon reported yesterday (see gsn, oct 13, 2005.
An ongoing exploration of the documents related to the pentagon's message force multipliers program has unearthed a clip of former defense secretary donald rumsfeld suggesting that america. By donald rumsfeld free press, $28, 352 pages in 1919 william butler yeats wrote “the second coming,” a poem that employs apocalyptic imagery to describe the harrowing state of post-war europe. Portrait unveiling for secretary donald rumsfeld as delivered by secretary of defense robert m gates, the pentagon, friday, june 25, 2010 good morning, and thank you all for coming. Leading the defense intelligence community the office of the under secretary of defense for when donald rumsfeld became secretary of defense in 2001, the intelligence function was, in fact, and analysis office, dr stephen cambone, to the position cambone. I think donald rumsfeld was the worst defense secretary ever, and that i’ve written a whole book about the american military fiasco in iraq 2003-06 in which he played a major role so rather.
Donald h rumsfeld served as the 21st secretary of defense from january 2001 to december 2006 before assuming this post, the former navy pilot had also served as the 13th secretary of defense, white house chief of staff, us ambassador to nato, us congressman and chief executive officer of two fortune 500 companies. Donald henry rumsfeld (born july 9, 1932) is a retired american political figure and businessman rumsfeld served as secretary of defense from 1975 to 1977 under gerald ford, and again from 2001 to 2006 under george w bush he is both the youngest and the second-oldest person to have served as secretary of defense additionally, rumsfeld was a three-term us congressman from illinois (1963. Defense secretary jim mattis visited the american navy base at guantanamo bay, cuba mattis is the first defense secretary to visit guantanamo bay since donald rumsfeld in january read more.
Donald rumsfeld is a political figure known for being the secretary of defense under both president gerald ford and president george w bush donald rumsfeld served in the administrations of. The atlantic’s steve clemons discusses the us’s plans to train iraqi forces to fight isis as former defense secretary donald rumsfeld, one of the men that led the us invasion in 2003, says. For the past four years, donald rumsfeld has been cheerfully defying the assumptions of our public culture of confession and forgiveness by now rumsfeld’s errors as secretary of defense have. The historical office of the office of the secretary of defense (osd) dates to 1949 it is one of the longest serving continuously operating offices in the office of the secretary of defense and has been recognized for the excellence of its publications and programs for over a half century the mission of the historical office is to collect, preserve, and present the history of the office of.
Commenting here on the traits of character, temperament and leadership that define rumsfeld, now in his second tour of duty as us secretary of defense, are dana priest, staff writer for the. There are known knowns is a phrase from a response united states secretary of defense donald rumsfeld gave to a question at a us department of defense (dod) news briefing on february 12, 2002 about the lack of evidence linking the government of iraq with the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups.