Wie was Donald Rumsfeld en wat was sy oorsaak van dood?

FORMER Republican Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld died on June 30, 2021.

He spent nearly six decades in politics before his passing.

Donald Rumsfeld

Donald RumsfeldKrediet: AFP

Who was Donald Rumsfeld and

Donald Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 aan 1977 under Gerald Ford, and again from January 2001 tot Desember 2006 under George W. Bush.

He was both the youngest and the second-oldest person to serve in the Secretary of Defense role.

Rumsfeld was working in the White House during 9/11 and it’s aftermath. He oversaw Pentagon’s response and its initial attack on al-Qaida bases in Afghanistan.

From there, he became a key decision maker during the Iraq War, turning the Pentagon’s attention to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2002.

Donald Rumsfeld was formerly the US Secretary of Defense

Donald Rumsfeld was formerly the US Secretary of DefenseKrediet: Rota

In 2003, forces invaded Iraq to prevent Hussein from launching attacks with weapons of mass destruction.

This prompted a guerrilla war in the country after none were found.

Bush fired Rumsfeld in 2006, following thousands of deaths of US troops as well as Iraqi and Afghani civilians.

What was his cause of death?

Rumsfeld’s family confirmed the news of his death in a statement, skryfwerk:

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, vader, grandfather and great grandfather,” dit het gelees.

History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service, but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country.

Donald Rumsfeld passed away on June 30, 2021 at 88-years-old

Donald Rumsfeld passed away on June 30, 2021 at 88-years-oldKrediet: Reuters

The statement confirmed that he passed away “omring deur familie” in Taos, New Mexico.

He was 88-years-old at the time of his death. The cause of his passing is currently unclear.

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