FORMER Republican Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld died on June 30, 2021.
He spent nearly six decades in politics before his passing.
Who was Donald Rumsfeld and
Donald Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 ل 1977 under Gerald Ford, and again from January 2001 to December 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.
في 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, جاري الكتابة:
“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, الآب, grandfather and great grandfather,” يقرأ.
“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.”
The statement confirmed that he passed away “surrounded by family” in Taos, المكسيك جديدة.
He was 88-years-old at the time of his death. The cause of his passing is currently unclear.
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