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"We don't seek empires. We're not imperialistic. We never have been. I can't imagine why you'd even ask the question."
Donald Rumsfeld, questioned by an al-Jazeera correspondent, April 29, 2003.
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"I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today will last five days, five weeks or five months, but it won't last any longer than that," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld assured Americans beforehand. It lasted longer than that. Barack Obama had a similar aspiration in Libya, using airstrikes to defeat ...
They mentally update the famous line of Donald Rumsfeld's: "You don't go to war with the commander-in-chief you want. You go to war with the commander-in-chief you have." Yet if any other aspect of U.S. military power were in the same damaged condition as the supreme executive authority, ...

Duncan Fletcher covers every possible angle in speaking about England's defeat. Close your eyes and it could almost be Donald Rumsfeld speaking to the senate: "There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns..." Potential job-swap in the pipeline?
But what challenges have we failed to see? What could be staring us in the face that is of an even more pressing concern beyond the conventional? Or, to phrase it a little differently, what former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld referred to as those threats our psyche just can't comprehend--what ... Washington, DC
A 2017 congressional committee report singled out this picture of Donald Rumsfeld as one example of the high cost of official portraits. Unveiled in 2010, after Rumsfeld's tenure as secretary of defense had ended, this official image — Rumsfeld's second — cost more than $46,000. Washington Post/Getty ... Washington, DC
In 2002, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously explained the dangers of the “unknown unknowns.” While answering a question about the relationship between the Iraqi government and the use of weapons of mass destruction by terrorist organizations, Rumsfeld laid out three ... Washington, DC

In 2003, then-U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld flew over Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, Okinawa, looked down, and declared it to be “the most dangerous base in the world.” Of course there are many bases, including some in war zones, that could contest that honor. The question is ... Washington, DC
Bolton, Donald Rumsfeld, and Bush had Colin Powell give a speech at the United Nations, stating that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The three knew that this was a lie. The U.N. weapons inspectors had said as much. But no one listened to them. That lie led to a war in which more than ... Washington, DC
Bush, Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell should always be remembered for the mess they got us into. But we shoudn't forget the help they got from Democrats like Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Hillary Clinton, or Rep. Adam Schiff (still proudly receiving campaign support from ... war
Bush, Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell should always be remembered for the mess they got us into. But we shoudn't forget the help they got from Democrats like Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Hillary Clinton, or Rep. Adam Schiff (still proudly receiving campaign support from the ... war
In human affairs, there are known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns, as Donald Rumsfeld said. So let's start with the known knowns. We know the Russian Federation invaded Georgia in 2008 in an overwhelming display of aggression. We know it has de facto control of Abkhazia and ... war
Stanley McChrystal went to Afghanistan in May, 2002, “A senior Army officer in Washington told him, 'Don't build [Bondsteels],' referring to the NATO base in [Kosovo] that [then-Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld saw as a symbol of peacekeeping mission creep. The officer warned McChrystal against ... war
Morris's long career as a contrarian documentarian — from his early quirky jewels Gates of Heaven and Vernon, Florida to the masterful The Thin Blue Line, one-on-ones with Robert McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld, and the titillating eroti-kitsch of Tabloid — has been a truth-seeking mission lined with the ... war
Feith is best known as the top policy adviser to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during George W. Bush's administration, and a divisive architect of the Iraq War and war on terrorism. But he is also the man who, according to documents released this past week by the National Security Archive, ... Pakistan
It formed the basis of Pieces of Intelligence: The Existential Poetry of Donald H. Rumsfeld, my collection of his spoken verses. Like Andy Warhol's “15 minutes of fame,” Rumsfeld's “unknown unknowns” will be remembered long after Guantanamo Bay is underwater. But what about these newfound memos, ... Pakistan
Roughly two months after the start of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was still unsure about which languages were spoken in the country and asked aides to provide him a report on the subject. That and other revelations come from a collection of ...
I spent a few hours on Wednesday reading through hundreds of memos just released by the National Security Archive that were written by Donald Rumsfeld in his first two years as President Bush's defense secretary. Some are just bizarre. (He wondered if he could get Jamie McIntyre, then of CNN, to ... Mind

WASHINGTON – Watching the media fawning over the North Korean delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics, I recalled a picture that my old boss, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, kept under the glass of a table in his office – a satellite photo of the Korean Peninsula at night. At the bottom, awash in ... Mind
WASHINGTON -- Watching the media fawning over the North Korean delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics, I recalled a picture that my old boss, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, kept under the glass of a table in his office — a satellite photo of the Korean Peninsula at night. At the bottom, awash ... Mind
While columnist Charles Krauthammer continues a prolonged medical leave, The Washington Post Writers Group has offered a substitute: Marc Thiessen, whose column appears today. Thiessen is a former speech writer for President George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Readers are ... Mind
Feith is best known as the top policy adviser to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during George W. Bush's administration, and a divisive architect of the Iraq War and war on terrorism. But he is also the man who, according to documents released this past week by the National Security Archive, once ... Mind
After a six-year fight with the Department of Defense, the researchers at the National Security Archive obtained thousands of memos written by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Nate Jones, director of the archive's Freedom of Information Act Project, about what ... Mind
Quentin Wheeler, entomology and plant science, and Kelly B. Miller, Ph.D. '01, labeled 65 new species of beetles and named three in honor of Bush, Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, the former secretary of defense. Wheeler was cryptic in an interview with The Sun at the time, saying his and Miller's naming ... Mind
3 p.m. – All Things Considered The uncertain future of DACA teachers; oysters threatened by ocean acidification; the Tide pod dinner; and Donald Rumsfeld's memos. Plus: What to do outside the metro during the Super Bowl; and changing the locker room culture in Minnesota's high schools. 7 p.m. – The ... Mind
Soon after he joined the staff of Donald Rumsfeld. Mr. Cheney served in Nixon administration through out the first term in a number of capacities to include the Office of Economic Opportunity and Assistant Director to the Cost of Living Council. When Gerald Ford assumed President in August on 1974, Mr. Mind
It formed the basis of Pieces of Intelligence: The Existential Poetry of Donald H. Rumsfeld, my collection of his spoken verses. Like Andy Warhol's “15 minutes of fame,” Rumsfeld's “unknown unknowns” will be remembered long after Guantanamo Bay is underwater. But what about these newfound memos, ... Mind
In perhaps his most famous quote, President George W. Bush's defense secretary said, “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don't know we ... Mind
Then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talks to members of the Air Force's 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Logistical Support ... WASHINGTON — When Donald Rumsfeld arrived back at the Pentagon in 2001, he brought with him a whole host of new ideas about reforming the ... Mind
... move on internet oversight: report MORE is expected to name a former top adviser to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to a top Middle Eastern affairs position at the State Department, BuzzFeed reported Thursday. The president will name David Schenker, currently a director at the Washington Institute ... Mind
David Schenker, a director at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, is expected to be named assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, the Hill reported Thursday, citing senior administration officials. Schenker was an adviser to former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld from 2002 to ... Mind
After the conclusion of the show, the viewer is left with the impression that nothing has changed — the same corrupt secrecy still abounds. For instance, the show chooses to explicitly mention Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, who were deputy chief of staff and chief of staff, respectively, when the Olson ... Mind
That year, then-Secretary Donald Rumsfeld went to a command post in Qatar that would be used a few months later to coordinate the launch of the Iraq war. Asked recently why he wasn't going to Iraq or Afghanistan, Mattis said he didn't want to discuss his travel. "I carry out my duties to the best of my ability ... Mind
WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the second time since 9/11, America's defense secretary didn't visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a long-standing tradition of personally and publicly thanking service members in combat who are separated from their families during the holiday season ... Mind
Mattis is the first defense secretary to visit Guantanamo Bay since Donald Rumsfeld in January 2002, just weeks after the first prisoners arrived from Afghanistan in the early stages of the fight against terrorism. The detention center was set up to hold suspected terrorists shortly after the attacks of Sept. Mind
Let's look at the reason past administrations didn't make this move through a quote from former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld said, “There are known knowns. Things we know that we know, and there are known unknowns, things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown ... Mind
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called President Trump's controversial decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a “no brainer.” “I guess the reason it's an issue is because there are countries around the world that would prefer that it had not been done,” Rumsfeld told Fox ... Mind
Less than a month after the 9/11 attack, the then US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called for fast tracking military-to-military co-operation with India, according to a latest declassified document. Rumsfeld's memo of less than 10 words reflects how the terrorist attack on twin towers in New York on ... Mind
Donald Rumsfeld Apparently Didn't Want to Use the Word 'Homeland' When Naming the Department of Homeland Security ... Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was apparently uncomfortable with using the word “Homeland” when it came time to name the Department of Homeland Security ... Mind
I spent a few hours on Wednesday reading through hundreds of memos just released by the National Security Archive that were written by Donald Rumsfeld in his first two years as President Bush's defense secretary. Some are just bizarre. (He wondered if he could get Jamie McIntyre, then of CNN, to throw ... Mind
Roughly two months after the start of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was still unsure about which languages were spoken in the country and asked aides to provide him a report on the subject. That and other revelations come from a collection of hundreds ... Mind
On this day 16 years ago, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced that the American naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would be used to hold captives from the war on terror. Rumsfeld described it... (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING). DONALD RUMSFELD: As the least worst place ... Mind
The unannounced visit was the first by a defense secretary since January 2002 when Donald Rumsfeld visited shortly after the first prisoners arrived there from Afghanistan. Mattis spoke to three groups of troops, offering holiday greetings and thanks for their service. "I need you to be at the top of your game ... Mind
Mattis is the first defense secretary to visit Guantanamo Bay since Donald Rumsfeld in January 2002, just weeks after the first prisoners arrived from Afghanistan in the early stages of the fight against terrorism. The detention center was set up to hold suspected terrorists shortly after the attacks of Sept. Mind
That's right up there with Donald Rumsfeld's “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know etc ...”. In the interest of political balance, what about Labor's Sam Dastyari? Accepts a donation of more than $40,000 to pay a personal legal bill from Chinese businessman Huang Xiangmo, ... Mind
Steve Carell will play former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Tyler Perry will play Colin Powell. Actor Bill Pullman plays Nelson Rockefeller. Sam Rockwell plays George W. Bush, Alison Pill plays Mary Cheney and Lily Rabe plays Liz Cheney. Some photos from Variety magazine show amazing ... Mind
(MENAFN) The United States is better off today with President Trump in office than it would have been with Hillary Clinton, ex-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld declared. Speaking to radio host Laura Ingraham, Rumsfeld paid tribute to the President's decision of Justice Neil Gorsuch as well as a ... Mind
Today's expected announcement would seem to complicate an effort whose progress is already questionable – though one White House official said, in a quote worthy of Donald Rumsfeld: “There are things happening that the people directly involved in the talks know about that people around the world ... Mind
Donald Rumsfeld working on book about Ford administration. Originally published December 6, 2017 at 5:00 ... NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is working on a book about his years in former President Gerald Ford's administration. Threshold Editions tells The Associated ... Mind
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called President Trump's controversial decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a “no brainer.” “I guess the reason it's an issue is because there are countries around the world that would prefer that it had not been done,” Rumsfeld told Fox ... Mind
Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and Under-Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz agreed, but insisted that Saddam Hussein's Iraq stood behind al Qaeda. All three men had been architects of the 1990 Gulf War, which repelled the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq but left Saddam ... Mind


 

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