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NATO's weakest flank and softest underbelly -- and what to do about it

Harlan Ullman: Intimidation, terror, propaganda and political strategies to subvert are the new vulnerable flanks and soft underbellies of NATO.
Harlan Ullman
Bush administration official: Former president commited war crimes, precedent exists to have him charged

Bush administration official: Former president commited war crimes, precedent exists to have him charged

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --Richard Clarke, the top counterterrorism official for the Bush administration, said he believes the former president, committed war crimes during the Iraq war.
Matt Bradwell
UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014
By United Press International
Report: Donald Rumsfeld lies about Saddam Hussein, al-Qaida and 9/11 in Errol Morris documentary

Report: Donald Rumsfeld lies about Saddam Hussein, al-Qaida and 9/11 in Errol Morris documentary

April 2 (UPI) -- Errol Morris' "In The Unknown Known" shows former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld lying about Saddam Hussein, al-Qaida and 9/11 in conflicting statements.
Evan Bleier
Donald Rumsfeld: a 'trained ape' could do better on foreign policy than Obama

Donald Rumsfeld: a 'trained ape' could do better on foreign policy than Obama

March 25 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told Fox News, "a trained ape" would be better at U.S.-Afghan relations than President Obama.
Aileen Graef
The legal attack on the NSA

The legal attack on the NSA

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A challenge to the National Security Agency's massive domestic snooping program whizzed by in the U.S. Supreme Court last week. If you blinked, you missed it.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Navy christens world's most expensive warship, the Gerald R. Ford

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Navy said it has christened the most expensive warship ever built, the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, in a Virginia shipyard.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
By United Press International

NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander to retire

FORT MEADE, Md., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander, who has steadfastly defended NSA mass surveillance, plans to retire in five months, the agency said.
Rummy's reclama -- Fixing a broken process

Rummy's reclama -- Fixing a broken process

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumfeld's call for reorganization of U.S. security processes needs to be heeded.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Rumsfeld says Obama right to hold off military strike in Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he agrees with President Obama's decision to back away from military action in Syria.
Rumsfeld calls Obama 'so-called commander in chief'

Rumsfeld calls Obama 'so-called commander in chief'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called President Obama a "so-called commander in chief" and said a strike on Syria does not need Congress' approval.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 23, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
By United Press International
Cheney unapologetic in documentary

Cheney unapologetic in documentary

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a Showtime Channel documentary, says he resolutely defends his actions during his time in the White House.
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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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