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JOHN DALY, International Correspondent

U.S. warship makes historic Vietnam visit

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. frigate docked in Vietnam Wednesday, the first such warship to visit since the Vietnam War.

No agreement on Yongsan relocation

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Talks on a plan to relocate U.S. troops stationed at Yongsan Garrison out of Seoul broke down Monday at the allies' annual defense chiefs' talks.

N. Korea gets stern nuclear warning

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- North Korea was given a stern warning about its nuclear program Monday by the United States and South Korea, the Kyodo news agency reported.

Let's call it Memo-gate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- If you follow this sort of thing, you may have noticed that the words shocked, appalled, and outraged are being used in even greater abundance than usual in Was
JIM KESSLER, A UPI Outside View commentary

Rumsfeld arrives in South Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Seoul Sunday for a two-day meeting with military and political leaders.

Japan asks U.S. to scale down Okinawa base

OKINAWA, Japan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Okinawa's governor Sunday gave Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld a petition asking the United States to scale down its military presence on the Japanese island.

Rumsfeld: No early troop pullout

OKINAWA, Japan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in Japan Sunday the new plan to restore self-rule in Iraq won't mean an early U.S. troop withdrawal, CNN reports.

Rumsfeld, Koizumi meet

TOKYO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld met Japan's Prime Minister for 45 minutes Friday in Tokyo but neither brought up the Iraq troop issue.

Rumsfeld:No early Iraq withdrawal

GUAM, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, currently on a Pacific tour, told U.S. troops in Guam Friday that there are no plans for an early withdrawal from Iraq.

Tokyo joins Seoul in Iraq backtracking

TOKYO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Joining South Korea, Japan has backtracked in its commitment of troops to Iraq, the International Herald Tribune reported Friday.

Rumsfeld to visit Pacific Rim countries

TAMUNING, Guam, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says the United States needs to shed its Cold War-era posture and position itself to fight modern threats.

NATO head bids farewell with exhortation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Lord George Robertson said his goodbyes Wednesday with his last public address in the United States as Secretary General of NATO.

Rumsfeld: Success is U.S. exit strategy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the only exit strategy in Iraq is success, which he says coalition forces are on their way to achieving.

Hasty Iraq meeting for Bush, Bremer

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. civilian leader in Iraq, left the White House to return to Baghdad with ideas to speed up the hand over to power to the Iraqis.
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Donald Rumsfeld
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

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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