November 23, 2001 |
Twice weekly, sometimes more, he stands at the Pentagon podium, eyes squinted and nose crinkled against the Klieg lights, facing a firing squad of some 80 reporters. Except in this verbal standoff, he's usually the one holding the guns. Donald H. Rumsfeld, who pre-Sept.
June 9, 2003 |
It's hard to define exactly the poetry that is Donald H. Rumsfeld. There is a certain beauty in the way the secretary of Defense glissades through a media briefing, sure, with not quite William Wordsworth-like turns of simplicity but, rather, a style that purrs noblesse oblige. There is a rhythm to his utterances that is not exactly Whitmanesque but, instead, peculiarly Rumsfeldian.
August 17, 2003 |
Donald H. Rumsfeld has won two wars and won them his way, overruling military traditionalists. But to the secretary of Defense, Afghanistan and Iraq were merely two battles in a larger crusade. Even as he directs military operations around the world, Rumsfeld has seized a leading role in the national security debate in Washington, giving the Pentagon new clout in administration debates on foreign policy and intelligence. He has set out to "transform" the military establishment.
February 13, 2006 |
Washington intends to deepen its military and counter-terrorism ties with Algeria, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said during a stopover in Algiers. Rumsfeld avoided saying whether relations with Algeria were dependent on political reforms. An Islamist uprising that began after authorities canceled legislative elections in 1992 has killed more than 150,000 people.
July 16, 2003
Rumsfeld post -- Donald H. Rumsfeld was misidentified in a quotation that accompanied an article in Monday's Section A about a tape from an alleged branch of Al Qaeda claiming responsibility for attacks in Iraq. He is the secretary of Defense, not the secretary of State.
September 6, 2006 |
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld underwent successful shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. Eric Ruff, the Pentagon press secretary, said Rumsfeld, 74, had the surgery on his left shoulder at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Ruff described it as elective surgery that was scheduled weeks in advance.