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  • Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, shown here speaking at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Emily Zoladz) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

    Donald Rumsfeld has 'no idea' if he paid taxes correctly

    Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is just as confused as the rest of the millions of Americans scrambling to file their taxes Tuesday.

  • Q&A: Morris on Rumsfeld doc, 'It's a horror movie'

    Errol Morris spent more than 30 hours interviewing Donald Rumsfeld. He sifted through thousands of memos - "snowflakes," Rumsfeld called them - from the former secretary of defense and architect of the Iraq war.

  • ** FILE ** In this Wednesday, April 13, 2005, file picture, then-U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, left, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai give a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Tomas Munita, File)

    Donald Rumsfeld slams Obama on Afghanistan: 'Trained ape' could do better

    Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sure didn't mince words this week when he slammed President Obama and his administration for their handling of Afghanistan: A "trained ape" could do better, he said.

  • Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, shown here speaking at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Emily Zoladz) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

    Rumsfeld docu director Errol Morris puzzled by ex-defense chief

    Director Errol Morris spent 33 hours interviewing Donald Rumsfeld for his new documentary ‘’The Unknown Known.” But Mr. Morris says the former U.S. defense secretary proved hard to fathom.

  • **FILE** Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld delivers his speech to the crowd during a "Symposium on Values and Consequences" as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of The Washington Times at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington on Oct. 2, 2012. (The Washington Times)

    Rumsfeld: 'There is clearly going to be a use for drones'

    Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Thursday he expects that the use of drone planes will continue to play a significant role in the global "War on Terror," and that the prison at Guantanamo Bay should remain open.

  • Michael Moore

    Michael Moore: Why aren't Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld in jail?

    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore told CNN's Piers Morgan that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was a war criminal and that several in the Bush administration ought to be in jail.

  • Inside the Beltway: Obama’s elusive victory

    The Obama administration is not necessarily winning the sequester game, despite blaming Republicans for the nation's economic woes, employing nimble rhetoric and staging melodramatic public events. Many Americans are not buying the buoyant White House talking points: a strong plurality of likely voters believe economic conditions in the U.S. are worsening, and the federal spending cuts will only compound the problem. So says a new poll from The Hill.

  • "Rumsfeld's Rules" coming out in May

    Here is a "known known" for publishing this spring: The many aphorisms of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld are coming out in book form.

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    DECKER: 5 Questions with Donald Rumsfeld

    Donald Rumsfeld served twice as U.S. secretary of defense, first under President Gerald R. Ford and more recently for President George W. Bush.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    OWENS: Rumsfeld back in the Pentagon saddle

    Is Donald Rumsfeld secretly advising the Obama Pentagon on force-planning issues? If the president's recently proposed force structure is any indication, the answer is yes. The Pentagon's plan, announced by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, will substantially reduce conventional military forces, especially ground forces, while placing more emphasis on special operations forces and armed unmanned aerial vehicles.

  • Donald H. Rumsfeld, secretary of defense in the George W. Bush administration speaks at CPAC Alaska cruise 2011. (Emily Miller/The Washington Times)

    MILLER: China vs. America

    There are two schools of thought about the future of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The first is that the growing communist state will do anything to become the world's preeminent power, including use its military - the world's largest - to forcefully get its way. Beijing intends to dominate Asia, and it plans to push the United States aside to become the regional hegemon. The second, a more skeptical crowd, thinks China has too many challenges to pose a serious threat to America. In other words, don't worry about another Cold War any time soon.

  • Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), secretary of defense in the George W. Bush administration is interviewed by The Washington Times's Emily Miller at CPAC Alaska 2011. (photo by Jo Anne Reed)

    MILLER: Obama's Libyan mistakes

    Donald Rumsfeld may have left Washington, but his keen eye on world affairs remains instructive. President George W. Bush's defense secretary believes the Obama administration's missteps in Syria and Libya stem from a lack of leadership, absence of a clear mission and faulty coalition building.

  • **FILE** Veterans Kori Cioca (left), 25, of Wilmington, Ohio, and Panayiota Bertzikis, 29, of Somerville, Mass., who were assaulted and raped while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, meet at their attorney's office in Washington on Feb. 13, 2011. They are plaintiffs among about a dozen women and at least one man, who are suing Pentagon officials, seeking change in the military's handling of rape and sexual assault cases. (Associated Press)

    Veterans say rape cases mishandled

    A group of U.S. veterans who say they were raped and abused by their comrades want to force the Pentagon to change how it handles such cases.

  • BOOK REVIEW: What he did and why

    The first roughly 300 pages of "Known and Unknown" cover Donald Rumsfeld's story up to his second term as secretary of defense, and general readers without a dog in the fight will find this part to be the book's most enjoyable and entertaining.

  • Actress Julianna Margulies takes questions from televisions critics about her show "The Good Wife," during the CBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour Jan. 14, 2011 in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Producers of `The Good Wife' want Rumsfeld

    The latest idea for a real-life cameo on the CBS drama "The Good Wife" _ former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld _ has been nixed before it even got anywhere.

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  • "I do hope that at some point in my lifetime, and I am now in my 80s, so there are not many years left, the U.S. government will simplify the U.S. tax code so that those citizens who sincerely want to pay what they should, are able to do it right, and know that they have done it right,"

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  • "This note is to alert you folks that I know that I do not know whether or not my tax returns are accurate, which is a sad commentary on governance in our nation's capital," Mr. Rumsfeld, who served under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, told the IRS.

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