- Rumsfeld: U.S. Not Losing Iraq War (BBC News)
"Donald Rumsfeld has said the US is not losing the Iraq war and it would be a mistake to set a timetable for American troops to leave the country." 6-05
- Contractors Contradict Rumseld's Excuse for No Armor (USA Today)
"President Bush said he understood the troops' concerns and has told military families that 'we're doing everything we possibly can to protect your loved ones.' "
"A day earlier, he [Rumsfeld] had called it 'a matter of physics, not a matter of money ... It's a matter of production and the capability of doing it.' But spokesmen for two companies making armor for vehicles said Thursday they had offered to step up the pace of production:"
• "Former Republican congressman Matt Salmon of Arizona, a spokesman for ArmorWorks in Tempe, Ariz., said his company will finish a $30 million contract with the Pentagon this month to make 1,500 armor kits for Humvees. 'We are at 50% capacity, and we could do a lot more,' he said. 'They are aware of it.' "
• "Armor Holdings of Jacksonville told the Army last month it could add armor to as many as 550 trucks a month, up from 450, said Robert Mecredy of its aerospace and defense group. 'We're prepared to build 50 to 100 vehicles more per month,' he said."
"[Army Lt. Gen. Steven] Whitcomb said the military is about 2,000 short of having 8,100 heavily protected Humvees sought by commanders in Iraq but is adding about 400 a month."
"In contrast to the upbeat Pentagon assessment, the House Armed Services Committee reported that only about 1,100 medium and heavy U.S. military trucks out of some 9,000 in the Iraq and Afghanistan regions have proper protection for their cabs." 12-04
- Panel: Top Officials, Including Rumsfeld, Responsible for Abuses (USA Today)
"An independent panel investigating prisoner abuse in Iraq blamed top Pentagon officials and local commanders for creating conditions that led to "acts of brutality and purposeless sadism" toward some prisoners at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison."
"But it is the first to assign some responsibility for the abuse to top Defense Department officials, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. It implicitly criticized them for confusing policies regarding what was permissible in the interrogation of prisoners in Iraq and at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba." 8-04
- Plan to Reduce U.S. Military Bases (CBS News)
"Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is proposing to close and shrink hundreds of bases to create a leaner, more cost-effective force. If accepted, the plan would alter the domestic military landscape and greatly affect the four services branches and communities that are home to the installations." 5-05
- Report: Rumsfeld Approved Iraqi Abuses (USAToday.com)
"Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the expansion of a secret program that encouraged physical coercion and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners to obtain intelligence about the growing insurgency in Iraq, The New Yorker reported Saturday." 5-04
- Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense from 1975-1977 (DefenseLink.mil)
Provides a summary of the style and direction of Rumsfeld's leadership as Secretary of Defense for President Ford. 1-01