Donald Rumsfeld, 2003 News

U.S. secretary of defense, maintained—and strengthened—his role as one of the Bush administration's most fervent hawks during the war in Iraq. Blunt and outspoken, he ruffled feathers with disparaging remarks about “old Europe.” When significant post-war difficulties arose in Iraq, Rumsfeld argued against sending more troops, in keeping with his reformist vision of a streamlined, efficient military.

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