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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Unintended consequences

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Unintended consequences remain unpredictable and many are far-fetched. Still, here are a series of the phenomena that should give us to pause to think.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
By United Press International

Reported violent sex crimes up in military

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Despite a Defense Department crackdown, 20,000 violent sex crimes were committed in the U.S. military last year, statistics show.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 23, 2012.
By United Press International

The euro's unknowns

PARIS, June 11 (UPI) -- If we escape this year with merely a double-dip recession, we should count ourselves fortunate. The global economy is faltering everywhere at once.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
By United Press International
Twitter's biggest story: #WEGOTBINLADEN

Twitter's biggest story: #WEGOTBINLADEN

ATLANTA, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've studied one of Twitter's busiest traffic periods -- when Osama bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011 -- to see how the word spread.
Civil suit says military abuse tolerated

Civil suit says military abuse tolerated

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The United States is seeking dismissal of a civil lawsuit alleging Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates allowed military sexual abusers to go unpunished.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011.
By United Press International
Protesters heckle Rumsfeld at book event

Protesters heckle Rumsfeld at book event

BOSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Four protesters were stopped by security in Boston as they attempted to heckle former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at a book promotion event.

Rumsfeld cancels subscription over blog

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he canceled his New York Times subscription in reaction to a blog columnist.
Court won't dismiss Rumsfeld from suit

Court won't dismiss Rumsfeld from suit

CHICAGO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled 2-1 Monday not to remove former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as a defendant in a torture lawsuit.
Judge: Rumsfeld lawsuit can go forward

Judge: Rumsfeld lawsuit can go forward

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge says a former military translator held in Iraq for nine months can sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for alleged torture.
Libya jihadists: Clear and present danger?

Libya jihadists: Clear and present danger?

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- As Libya's Transitional National Council edges toward power, the North African country's fraught political scene is overshadowed by what Donald Rumsfeld would have called a great known unknown.
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WAP2002041721 - WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld answers questions during a news conference as Staff Gen. Richard Myers looks on, at the Pentagon on April 17, 2002. They announced the restructuring of the Unified Command Plan to include the United States. .mk/Michael Kleinfeld UPI
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Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is an American government official, Republican politician and businessman who served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977, under President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006, under President George W. Bush. He is both the youngest (at 43 years old) and the oldest person (at 74 years old) to have served as Secretary of Defense, as well as the only person to have served in the position for two non-consecutive terms. Combined, he is the second longest-serving defense secretary after Robert McNamara.

Rumsfeld was White House Chief of Staff during part of the Ford Administration and also served in various positions in the Nixon Administration. He was elected to four terms in the United States House of Representatives, and served as the United States Permanent Representative to NATO. He was president of G. D. Searle & Company from 1977–1985, CEO of General Instrument from 1990–1993, and chairman of Gilead Sciences from 1997-2001. Rumsfeld is one of the key people responsible for the restructuring of the military after 2001, for designing the national response to the 9-11 attacks, and for taking charge of the wars against Afghanistan (2001-present) and Irag (2003-2010), including the controversial treatment of prisoners. At first highly popular with the media for his outspokenness, he lost political support as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dragged on and was forced to retire immediately after the 2006 election.

Donald Henry Rumsfeld was born on July 9, 1932, in Evanston, Illinois, to George Donald Rumsfeld and Jeannette (née Huster). His great-grandfather, Johann Heinrich Rumsfeld, emigrated from Weyhe near Bremen in Northern Germany in 1876. Growing up in Winnetka, Illinois, Rumsfeld became an Eagle Scout in 1949 and is the recipient of both the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America and its Silver Buffalo Award in 2006. He was a camp counselor at the Northeast Illinois Council's Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan in the late 1940s and a ranger at Philmont Scout Ranch in 1949. Rumsfeld later bought a vacation house 30 miles (48 km) west of Philmont at Taos, New Mexico.

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