A lawsuit accusing former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of personal responsibility for US forces allegedly torturing two American whistleblowers who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm will be allowed to move forward, a federal appeals court in the US has ruled.
Tue, 09 Aug, 2011
Former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld said his biggest mistake during his six years in the Pentagon was not resigning after shocking photos of the treatment of Iraqi inmates by American soldiers at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison were published.
Fri, 04 Feb, 2011
Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of US troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist leader with massive force, a Senate report said.
Sun, 29 Nov, 2009
HMM. What was I saying in my very final paragraph just last week? That we shouldn’t be wholly deceived by our Big Five wins, and that Wenger was surely right to be proclaiming he had seen future glory during his twin Manchester setbacks.
Wed, 07 Oct, 2009
ONE of the most unnerving things about the terrible attacks on New York in September 2001 was the creation of an atmosphere that almost equated American patriotism with aggression towards those who would dare to disagree with America.
Sat, 09 Feb, 2008
Ex-US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other top former Pentagon officials today denied any cover-up and rejected personal responsibility for the military’s bungled response to Army Ranger Pat Tillman’s friendly-fire death in Afghanistan.
Wed, 01 Aug, 2007
A federal judge says despite horrifying torture of US prisoners alleged to have been committed in overseas prisons during former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s tenure, his position in the government shielded him from being sued.
Wed, 28 Mar, 2007
A “very damning” report by the US Defence Department’s inspector general depicts a Pentagon that purposely manipulated intelligence in an effort to link Saddam Hussein to al-Qaida in the run-up to the US-led invasion of Iraq, says the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Fri, 09 Feb, 2007
With 10 days left in office, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld bade a sometimes emotional farewell to Pentagon employees today, saying the single worst day of his nearly six years in office was in spring 2004 when he learned of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse committed by US troops in Iraq.
Fri, 08 Dec, 2006
President George Bush said he wanted to hear all advice before making decisions about changes in Iraq strategy, even as it was disclosed that Donald Rumsfeld had called for major changes in tactics two days before he resigned as defence secretary.
Sun, 03 Dec, 2006
This Monday morning, in common with most email users, I will weed my way through offers of shareholding in companies so hot, they’ve doubled in value over the weekend, through offers of prescription painkillers sent in plain wrappers and through promises that my sex life will be vastly improved once I buy the product guaranteed to give me a bigger penis.
Mon, 20 Nov, 2006
GEORGE W BUSH’S sudden selection of former CIA Director Robert Gates as US defence secretary brings back a member of the team that waged the successful first Gulf War with just two years to resuscitate the faltering US policy in Iraq.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2006
Iranian opinion-makers today welcomed the resignation of the US secretary of defence and the Republican Party's losses in Congress, saying the two events could reduce the chances of a confrontation with the United States over Iran's contentious nuclear programme.
Thu, 09 Nov, 2006