Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies

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Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies

Former President George W. Bush with his former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. / AFP / Video. EP

He held the portfolio under George W. Bush during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Donald Rumsfeld, head of the ‘hawks’ in the George W. Bush administration and controversial architect of the war in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq, has died at age 88 in New Mexico, the southwestern United States, his family announced Wednesday . Rumsfeld, a former naval pilot, led the war in Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks in 2001 in New York and Washington, and was a proponent of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.