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Rumsfeld says Democrats key in early political formationupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 02:12:00

During Donald Rumsfeld's first public appearance since the release of his new book, he praised many former elected officials and a surprising number of them were Democrats.

Rumsfeld: Government documents in new memoir, but not like WikiLeaksupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 06:09:00

One of the best known -- and most controversial -- public figures of recent years, who said he never used e-mail, is now a devotee of social media, and is using it as a means of re-emerging in public after several years of low-profile life.

In memory... September 11thupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 22:49:00

Millions across the U.S. gather in solace to pay tribute to their fallen loved ones.

Nation remembers 9/11 victims, heroesupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 22:49:00

With moments of silence punctuated by somber music, readings of names, and tears, Americans held solemn memorial services Thursday to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Professors, students protest Rumsfeld's appointmentupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 15:32:00

Students and professors at Stanford University are protesting Donald Rumsfeld's appointment to a campus think tank, saying the former defense secretary does not uphold the "ethical values" of the school. Rumsfeld Back in Fighting Trim updated: Wed Aug 01 2007 19:00:00

Retirement has not mellowed the former Defense chief even as the Pentagon gets raked over for the Tillman case Rumsfeld: No Cover-Up on Tillmanupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 16:00:00

Ex-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top former Pentagon brass denied any cover-up and rejected personal responsibility Wednesday for the military's bungled response to Army Ranger Pat Tillman's friendly-fire death in Afghanistan

Rumsfeld: No cover-upupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 02:52:00

Rumsfeld: No cover-up

Rumsfeld: No cover-up in Tillman's deathupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 02:52:00

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Wednesday there was no evidence of a cover-up of the circumstances of Army Ranger Cpl. Pat Tillman's death. Donald Rumsfeld's Next Moveupdated: Thu May 24 2007 16:45:00

The former Defense Secretary is making plans to set up a foundation for citizens who want to get into public service

Suit accusing Rumsfeld of ignoring torture droppedupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 17:17:00

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and three high-ranking U.S. military officials accused of ignoring allegations that U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan tortured prisoners.

Rumsfeld makes surprise visit to Iraqupdated: Sat Dec 09 2006 18:06:00

With only nine days left on his job, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made an unannounced appearance in Iraq on Saturday to say farewell to U.S. troops, a Defense Department spokesman said.

Ivins: A farewell to Rumsfeldupdated: Thu Nov 16 2006 15:48:00

There's been so much in print about how Daddy 41's people are back in the saddle, I was terrified when I saw a photo of Dan Quayle among the pack. If they've called back Dan Quayle to lend intellectual heft, we're all dead ducks. Fortunately, it was just a file picture of Quayle with the old team.

The insider's guide to putting world leaders on trialupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 03:50:00

A U.S.-based human rights advocacy group plans to file a criminal lawsuit against several top Bush Administration officials today in a German court, prosecuting them for allegedly authorizing war crimes in the context of the War on Terror. So is this serious, or is it just a stunt?

Could quicker Rumsfeld exit have kept GOP in power?updated: Sun Nov 12 2006 13:49:00

Still smarting from the rebuke they suffered in last week's elections, Republicans were split Sunday over whether ousting Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld earlier might have kept their party in power.

The realists take charge in Washingtonupdated: Sun Nov 12 2006 04:22:00

( -- This was a big deal. Certainly, it was the end of George W. Bush's radical experiment in partisan governance. It might have been even bigger than that: the end of the conservative pendulum swing that began with Ronald Reagan's revolution.

The insider's guide to Donald Rumsfeldupdated: Thu Nov 09 2006 05:45:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been forced out of the Pentagon after almost six years in charge. Here's all you need to know about his departure.

McIntyre: Rumsfeld news surprises Pentagonupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 14:26:00

Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down as defense secretary, President Bush announced Wednesday, a day after voters in the midterm elections expressed dissatisfaction over the handling of the war in Iraq.

Iraq war will determine Rumsfeld's legacyupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 12:57:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who revamped and streamlined the U.S. military as it went to war first in Afghanistan and then Iraq, is resigning.

CNNMoney: Bulls try to recharge on Wall Streetupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 12:32:00

Tech stocks broke higher Wednesday afternoon following a choppy morning, as investors mulled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation and the possibility that the Democrats will control Congress.

Army Times: 'Time for Rumsfeld to go'updated: Sat Nov 04 2006 16:25:00

An editorial to be published in an independent military publication Monday calls for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to be replaced.

Army Times calls for Rumsfeld's departureupdated: Fri Nov 03 2006 22:31:00

An editorial to be published in a major military publication Monday calls for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's replacement.

Rumsfeld: 'Change is hard for people'updated: Sat Sep 30 2006 13:35:00

Here is a transcript of Frank Sesno's full interview with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:

Your e-mails: Should Rumsfeld stay or resign?updated: Fri Sep 29 2006 14:05:00

As part of an upcoming "CNN Presents" special investigation on Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, asked readers to share their thoughts on whether he should stay on or resign. Here is a selection of the responses, some of which have been edited. For more on the documentary, click here.

Rumsfeld: Criticism 'goes with territory'updated: Fri Sep 29 2006 11:35:00

Outside, they're calling for his head. Politicians, authors and columnists, and a few former generals. They are an angry, noisy bunch. They say he should have quit or been fired long ago. They say he's to blame for what is happening now in Iraq, didn't listen, and must be held to account.

GOP kills Rumsfeld no-confidence vote in Senateupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 14:43:00

The Senate shot down an attempt by Democrats to bring a vote of no confidence in Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to the floor Wednesday.

Dems to push for no-confidence vote on Rumsfeldupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 14:06:00

The Senate on Wednesday is set to debate a resolution that cites "no confidence" in the Bush administration's national security policies or Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's "ability to carry out the job," a Democratic leadership aide said.

Rumsfeld undergoes shoulder surgeryupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 13:58:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld underwent elective surgery Tuesday morning for a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder, Pentagon officials said.

Democrats raise Rumsfeld attacks to put GOP on defensiveupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 08:30:00

Congressional Democrats are sharpening their attacks on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, with one senator proposing a resolution that would call on President Bush to sack the outspoken Pentagon chief.

Tyrrell: The Rumsfeld Horripilationupdated: Thu Aug 31 2006 16:47:00

This week in his speech before the national convention of the American Legion, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made an unconscionable faux pas. He defended our present policy in Iraq and our war on terror by citing historic events and quoting Winston Churchill and Georges Clemenceau. That is a rude way to discuss policy with one's Democratic opponents. The historical record is a particularly sore subject with the likes of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who inveighed against Rumsfeld's speech as "reckless." History has not been going his way for a while. Reid's equivalent in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, spoke of the secretary's impairment ... and she was not referring to his golf swing. Sen. Jack Reed, a Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, accused Rumsfeld of questioning the critics' patriotism.

Head of U.S. command: Iraq civil war possibleupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 10:25:00

Under tough questioning from U.S. senators, the head of U.S. Central Command acknowledged Thursday that Iraq could descend into civil war.

Biden: Rumsfeld should step downupdated: Sun Jun 04 2006 19:57:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should step down amid an investigation into whether U.S. troops covered up the suspected intentional killings of Iraqi civilians in Haditha, Sen. Joseph Biden said Sunday.

Rumsfeld: Iraq timetable wouldn't 'do any good'updated: Thu May 25 2006 19:46:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld refused Thursday to set a date to begin troop withdrawals from Iraq and said he trusted the American people to do "the right thing" in upcoming congressional elections.

Ex-CIA analyst: Rumsfeld 'should have owned up'updated: Thu May 04 2006 21:02:00

Hecklers repeatedly interrupted a speech Thursday in Atlanta by Donald Rumsfeld, and a former CIA analyst in a question-and-answer session accused the defense secretary of lying about Iraq prewar intelligence.

Leaders visit; front-line troops say, 'Yeah, so?'updated: Thu Apr 27 2006 09:57:00

As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made their surprise visits to Baghdad on Wednesday, many of the troops stationed north of Baghdad, in Balad and Dujail, say either they didn't know about it or didn't care.

Rumsfeld, Rice visit Iraq amid flagging supportupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 10:11:00

The visits to Baghdad Wednesday by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice came amid growing dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq, a rising U.S. death toll and calls for Rumsfeld's resignation.

Time for Rumsfeld to go?updated: Tue Apr 18 2006 15:28:00

Since our modern, civilized society has outlawed bear baiting and cock fighting, we have to make do with watching high government officials try to fend off demands for their heads.

Bush: 'I'm the decider' on Rumsfeldupdated: Tue Apr 18 2006 09:57:00

President Bush sharply defended Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday, saying the embattled Pentagon chief is doing a "fine job" despite calls for his resignation from six retired military generals.

The revolt of the generalsupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 15:24:00

Army Major General John Batiste sounded like a big fan of Donald Rumsfeld's when the Pentagon chief dropped by the 1st Infantry Division in Tikrit on Christmas Eve 2004. "This is a man with the courage and the conviction to win the war on terrorism," Batiste told a gathering of 250 GIs.

Battle of the generals continues with article defending Rumsfeldupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 10:00:00

The media skirmishes over Donald Rumsfeld continued Monday, as four retired generals wrote an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal defending the secretary of defense and suggesting that some of his critics don't understand the war on terrorism.

Pentagon fights back over Rumsfeldupdated: Sun Apr 16 2006 20:39:00

The Pentagon made public Sunday a memorandum it sent to supporters and critics of Donald Rumsfeld, after a week in which several retired generals called for the defense secretary's resignation.

Starr: Rumsfeld criticism 'extraordinary'updated: Fri Apr 14 2006 15:40:00

Responding to six retired generals' recent calls for his defense secretary to resign, President Bush said Friday that Donald Rumsfeld has his "full support and deepest appreciation."

Bush: Rumsfeld 'exactly what is needed' updated: Fri Apr 14 2006 09:57:00

President Bush said Friday that embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has his "full support and deepest appreciation."

Retired Maj. General: 'We need a new secretary of defense'updated: Thu Apr 13 2006 19:24:00

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack Jr. is the second general who served in Iraq under Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to call for Rumsfeld's resignation.

Ex-U.S. Iraq general: Rumsfeld should quitupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 09:44:00

Retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste, who led the Army's 1st Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, is calling on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign, joining three other retired U.S. generals who've recently made similar public calls.

Another general joins ranks opposing Rumsfeldupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 08:53:00

The commander who led the elite 82nd Airborne Division during its mission in Iraq has joined the chorus of retired generals calling on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to leave the Pentagon.

Top general defends Rumsfeldupdated: Tue Apr 11 2006 15:21:00

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff defended Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld from new criticism by former Pentagon brass Tuesday, telling reporters that "nobody works harder than he does."

Rumsfeld's Iraq-Germany analogy disputedupdated: Sun Mar 19 2006 15:06:00

Former top officials in two presidential administrations -- one Democratic, one Republican -- disagreed Sunday with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's characterization of what would happen if the United States were to pull out of the war in Iraq.

Molly Ivins: You call this progress?updated: Thu Mar 09 2006 11:20:00

It was such a relief to me to learn we are making "very, very good progress" in Iraq. As the third anniversary of our invasion approaches, I could not have been more thrilled by the news reported by Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on a Sunday chat show. Vice President Dick Cheney's take was equally reassuring: Things are "improving steadily" in Iraq.

Rumsfeld disputes readiness studyupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 16:06:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday disputed a Pentagon-commissioned study that warns the Army needs more troops for Iraq and Afghanistan, telling reporters the service is nowhere close to its breaking point.

Rumsfeld: Administrator's request for more troops was rejectedupdated: Thu Jan 12 2006 12:28:00

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday that the nation's top military leaders gave serious consideration to a request for more troops in Iraq, but rejected it as unnecessary.

Bin Laden still priority: Rumsfeldupdated: Tue Dec 20 2005 16:05:00

Capturing Osama bin Laden was still a priority of the U.S. government, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday.

Rep. Weldon's letter to Secretary Rumsfeldupdated: Wed Nov 16 2005 15:24:00

Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pennsylvania, has demanded in a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that testimony before Congress be allowed of an intelligence officer who says he told the FBI of September 11 terrorists a year before the attacks. Already about 150 members of Congress from both political parties have signed the letter. As Weldon said on "Lou Dobbs Tonight," "The American people need to know the facts." Below is Rep. Weldon's letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld:

Doctor: Terror suspects being force fedupdated: Fri Nov 04 2005 21:59:00

Twenty-three detainees on hunger strikes at the prison camp here are being force fed to prevent their deaths, a doctor who works with the prisoners told CNN.

Blogwatchupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 16:36:00

Conservative bloggers saluted Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld last week after he announced plans for a "Freedom Walk" on Sept. 11 to honor U.S. troops and veterans as well as victims of the attacks.

Rumsfeld: Britain attacks not tied to U.S. allianceupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 19:11:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sharply rejected suggestions that Britain's alliance with the United States was to blame for the two recent transit bombing attacks in London.

General: U.S. could start Iraq pullout in springupdated: Wed Jul 27 2005 04:18:00

The top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Wednesday that the U.S. military could begin a substantial troop pullout as early as next spring.

Rumsfeld rejects setting timeline to leave Iraqupdated: Thu Jun 23 2005 09:55:00

During a sometimes contentious hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned that it would be a mistake to set deadlines for pulling U.S.-led coalition forces out of Iraq.

Rumsfeld: Base closings will save $48 billionupdated: Thu May 12 2005 16:07:00

A coming round of military base closures will save the U.S. military nearly $50 billion over two decades, but will be less extensive than once thought, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday.

Rumsfeld: 'The last thing we need is a draft'updated: Wed Apr 27 2005 16:55:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has sent letters to congressional leaders urging them to pass the final 2005 budget supplemental bill before the Army runs out of operating funds.

Rumsfeld in Iraq on unannounced visitupdated: Mon Apr 11 2005 07:09:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Iraq early Tuesday on an unannounced visit, hours after a U.S. Embassy official said a U.S. citizen working for a contracting company was kidnapped from a construction site in Baghdad.

Rumsfeld: Insurgency slows progressupdated: Sun Mar 20 2005 17:47:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday that the Iraq insurgency has been "successful in slowing" economic and political progress, but he maintained that the fighters won't derail the establishment of a new society.

Rumsfeld: U.S. liberators, not occupiersupdated: Fri Feb 11 2005 08:20:00

Donald Rumsfeld has told U.S. troops in Iraq they have shown the world America is a land of liberators not occupiers, and that they can return home once Iraqi security forces are trained and confident.

Rumsfeld: U.S. military 'stressed'updated: Sun Feb 06 2005 15:05:00

The U.S. military "is clearly stressed," and recruitment of new troops is falling short of plans, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday.

Rumsfeld twice offered to resign during Abu Ghraib scandalupdated: Thu Feb 03 2005 17:26:00

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says he twice offered President Bush his resignation during the height of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, but the president refused to accept it.

Pentagon runs clandestine intelligence-gathering infrastructureupdated: Sun Jan 23 2005 17:56:00

The Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency since 2002 has run a beefed-up intelligence-gathering and support unit that has authority to operate clandestinely anywhere in the world where it is ordered to go in support of anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism missions, a senior defense official said Sunday.

Pentagon: Rumsfeld misspoke on Flight 93 crashupdated: Mon Dec 27 2004 21:09:00

A comment Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made during a Christmas Eve address to U.S. troops in Baghdad has sparked new conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Police: Baghdad fuel truck blast a suicide attackupdated: Fri Dec 24 2004 02:16:00

On the heels of a visit to Iraq by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a fuel truck driven by a suicide bomber exploded Friday in western Baghdad, a police official said.

Neocons vs. Rumsfeldupdated: Thu Dec 23 2004 11:09:00

In the bowels of the Pentagon, the colleagues and subordinates of Donald Rumsfeld were not upset by Republican senators who were sniping at him.

Rumsfeld arrives for surprise Iraq visitupdated: Thu Dec 23 2004 02:35:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived for an unannounced Christmas Eve visit early Friday with U.S. troops at a base in northern Iraq where 22 people died in a suicide bombing earlier in the week.

Signature on death letters fuels Rumsfeld criticismupdated: Sun Dec 19 2004 01:41:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faced renewed criticism Sunday from lawmakers, including one prominent Republican, after he said he has not personally signed letters sent to family members of troops killed in action.

Tough question starts Washington firestormupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 14:33:00

A question asked in Kuwait last week set off a political firestorm in Washington this week. It's a political Play of the Week, on delayed response.

GOP lawmaker Collins joins Rumsfeld criticsupdated: Thu Dec 16 2004 06:53:00

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has joined other Republicans in criticizing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Reporter planted GI's question for Rumsfeldupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 16:18:00

The question a U.S. soldier asked Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Wednesday about the lack of armor on some combat vehicles in Iraq was planted by a newspaper reporter embedded with the soldier's unit, the reporter told colleagues in an e-mail.

Troops put Rumsfeld in the hot seatupdated: Wed Dec 08 2004 16:10:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was in Kuwait to give U.S. troops a pep talk Wednesday, but was peppered with some very pointed questions.

Rumsfeld supports president on intelligence reformupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 12:05:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gave his backing Tuesday afternoon to the intelligence reform bill that has stalled in Congress.

Rumsfeld: Al Qaeda comments 'misunderstood'updated: Mon Oct 04 2004 19:55:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld conceded Monday that U.S. intelligence was wrong in its conclusions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and appeared to back off earlier statements suggesting former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had links to al Qaeda.

Kerry reiterates call for Rumsfeld to resignupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 11:10:00

Citing the conclusion of an independent panel that higher command was also responsible for abuse of prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, Sen. John Kerry Wednesday reiterated his call for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to resign.

Pentagon to release Rumsfeld interrogation memosupdated: Mon Jun 21 2004 16:23:00

The Pentagon's release of memos Tuesday will show that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld never approved a controversial interrogation technique called "water boarding," according to a source who Monday had told CNN the opposite.

Pentagon: Hersh report 'journalist malpractice' updated: Mon May 17 2004 11:42:00

Officials in the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community Monday flatly denied a New Yorker magazine article that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved a clandestine unit to crack down on terrorists held at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, where inmates were abused.

Partisanship emerges in abuse scandalupdated: Wed May 12 2004 20:38:00

Lawmakers appeared to bridge their political differences when the scandal over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners erupted last week. But the partisan fault lines are re-emerging as Congress considers who is to blame for the abuse.

Iraqi prison abuse scandal takes toll on defense secretary updated: Wed May 12 2004 16:21:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld showed senators a softer side during testimony on Wednesday.

Bush backs Rumsfeldupdated: Mon May 10 2004 17:08:00

President Bush stood beside his embattled defense secretary Monday, praising Donald Rumsfeld for "courageously leading our nation in the war against terror."

President says Rumsfeld doing 'superb job'updated: Mon May 10 2004 16:26:00

It was a dramatic show of support for embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

The scandal's growing stainupdated: Mon May 10 2004 13:26:00

Haider Sabbar Abed al-Abbadi kept his shame to himself until the world saw him stripped naked, his head in a hood, a nude fellow prisoner kneeling before him simulating oral sex.

Is Rumsfeld vulnerable?updated: Mon May 10 2004 13:07:00

The clamor for the head of Donald Rumsfeld may have been cued by revelations of the abuse of military detainees, but it is driven by a deeper grievance -- the idea that the Defense Secretary is the personification of a political-military strategy in Iraq that has plunged America into a Middle East quagmire.

Support mixed for Rumsfeld on Capitol Hillupdated: Mon May 10 2004 11:08:00

Support for U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld -- sharply criticized for his handling of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal -- appears mixed on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers to review new Iraq prison imagesupdated: Sun May 09 2004 13:11:00

Lawmakers will privately review more images this week of U.S. troops mistreating Iraqi prisoners, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday, amid widespread debate over whether Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should resign.

Cheney: Rumsfeld 'the best'updated: Sun May 09 2004 02:23:00

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has come out in support of embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, calling him the best person the United States has had in the post.

Rumsfeld testifies before Senate Armed Services Committeeupdated: Fri May 07 2004 17:06:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld came to the Senate Armed Services Committee knowing the spotlight he's always embraced would not be kind to him on this day. He came ready with a statement of contrition.

D-Day for Donald Rumsfeldupdated: Fri May 07 2004 07:33:00

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld goes under the klieg lights this morning, and it's no hype to say his job may well be on the line, despite the president's vote of confidence Thursday.

Rumsfeld tells Congress of his 'failure'updated: Fri May 07 2004 03:22:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld offered his "deepest apology" Friday for the abuse of some Iraqi prisoners by their U.S. captors, and he warned lawmakers on Capitol Hill that graphic videos and more pictures of the mistreatment are likely to surface.

President Bush says Rumsfeld will stay in Cabinetupdated: Thu May 06 2004 17:04:00

With Jordan's King Abdullah II at his side in the White House Rose Garden, President Bush came a step closer to formally apologizing to the Iraqi people on Thursday.

Rumsfeld faces angry Congressupdated: Thu May 06 2004 11:51:00

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, under fire for his handling of reports about the U.S. military abusing some Iraqi captives, faces an angry Congress and what promises to be a tough grilling when he testifies Friday about the furor.

Source: Rumsfeld to form abuse probe panelupdated: Thu May 06 2004 00:42:00

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will tell congressional committees Friday that he plans to form an independent panel to review how the Pentagon handled investigations into allegations of abuses of Iraqi prisoners, a senior administration official said.

Rumsfeld in the hot seat on Iraq abusesupdated: Wed May 05 2004 22:05:00

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has become something a lightning rod over the way the Pentagon has handled reports that U.S. soldiers abused Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.

Gunning for Rummy?updated: Wed May 05 2004 07:46:00

The Senate Intelligence Committee gets briefed Wednesday morning on the Abu Ghraib scandal by a group of senior Pentagon officials. That briefing is behind closed doors.

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