Family: Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88

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The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died.

Posted: Jun 30, 2021 2:38 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died.

He was 88. The two-time defense secretary and one-time presidential candidate had a reputation as a skilled bureaucrat and visionary of a modern U.S. military, but it was soiled by the long and costly Iraq war.

Regarded by former colleagues as equally smart and combative, patriotic and politically cunning, Rumsfeld had a storied career under four presidents and nearly a quarter century in corporate America.

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