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Donald Rumsfeld (1932– ) was the US secretary of defense under President George W. Bush. He was largely responsible for the early handling of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Before serving in the Bush administration, Rumsfeld worked as a private businessman and served in Congress and under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Though he earned praise for ending the regime of Saddam Hussein, public opinion turned against Rumsfeld as US military involvement in the Middle East was prolonged and the Abu...