Donald Rumsfeld, the two-time US defence secretary and one-time presidential candidate whose recognition as a professional bureaucrat and visionary of a latest militia became as soon as soiled by the long and expensive Iraq battle, has died, his family says.
He became as soon as 88.
Regarded by light colleagues as equally trim and combative, patriotic and politically cunning, Rumsfeld had a storied occupation below four presidents and nearly a quarter century in company The USA.
In 2001 he started his 2nd tour as Pentagon chief below President George W Bush, but his notion to “rework” the militia became as soon as overshadowed by the September 11 attacks.
He oversaw the US invasion of Afghanistan and the 2003 overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, where he became as soon as blamed for setbacks including the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal and for being unhurried to recognise a violent insurgency.