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1. 2007-03-27 Rumsfeld torture suit dropped Washington
2006-11-08 Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates Washington
D. 2006-05-09 Rumsfeld: Iran intelligence needed care Washington
4. 2006-04-25 Rumsfeld in Baghdad on surprise visit Baghdad
F. 2006-04-13 General joins ranks opposing Rumsfeld Washington
6. 2006-02-12 Rumsfeld pushes U.S. ties in N. Africa Algeria
7. 2006-01-25 Rumsfeld disputes readiness study Pentagon, Washington
I. 2005-11-01 Rumsfeld hints at more troops in Iraq Washington

  Rumsfeld: Iran intelligence needed care  Washington: Defense Secretary: The 'wrong' intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq   Rumsfeld in Baghdad on surprise visit  U.S. Secretary of Defense is on a mission to show support for Iraq's fledgling new government   General joins ranks opposing Rumsfeld  Washington: Swannack , the commander who led the elite 82nd Airborne Division, is calling on Defense Secretary to resign Rumsfeld pushes U.S. ties in N. Africa   Algeria: U.S. Defense Secretary met with senior government leaders on the first visit to Algeria by a Pentagon chief Rumsfeld disputes readiness study   Washington: Defense Secretary disputed a Pentagon-commissioned study that warns the Army needs more troops Rumsfeld hints at more troops in Iraq  Washington: Defense Secretary indicated that the number of forces could rise temporarily as Iraqis prepare to vote Rumsfeld: China needs freer government
  Rumsfeld torture suit dropped  Washington: A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against former Defense Secretary and 3 high-ranking U.S. military officials   Bush replaces Rumsfeld by Gates

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  Washington: President former CIA chief introduced Robert Gates as his nominee to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense
 Gates was a member of the Iraq Study Group, a panel that is making recommendations on how to proceed in Iraq. Robert Gates, 63, headed the CIA from 1991 until 1993

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   Singapore: Defense Secretary issued a blunt challenge to China at a regional security conference


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   Iraq: Defense Secretary arrived for an unannounced Christmas Eve visit with U.S. troops at a base where 22 people died
Dec.3 Bush Keeps Rumsfeld, Names Kerik  Washington: President asked Defense Secretary to keep adapting the U.S. military to face post-Cold War threats like terrorism Jul.16 Rumsfeld's low profile questioned  Washington: Defense Secretary, for years the most public face of the war on terrorism, has suddenly become scarce Jun.4 Rumsfeld warns of more Iraq attacks  Washington: Defense Secretary thinks al Qaeda may step up attacks in Iraq in the next few weeks May.13 Rumsfeld visits Abu Ghraib prison  Baghdad: U.S. Defense Secretary made a surprise trip, where he visited the scene of Iraqi prisoner abuse May.7 Rumsfeld apologizes
  Washington: Defense Secretary offered his deepest apology for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by their U.S. captors

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Oct.8 Rumsfeld shrugs off Iraq transfer
Map of White House USA  Washington: Defense Secretary said a decision to transfer the oversight to the White House is no reflection on his leadership Jul.10 Rumsfeld stands by war rationale  Washington: Defense Secretary is calling a now-retracted report about Iraqi uranium purchases 'one scrap' of a larger picture May.4 Rumsfeld: Iraq WMD will be found  Washington: Defense Secretary predicted that a better way to learn the location would be through Iraqis volunteering information Jan.22 Rumsfeld dismisses Europe opposition  Washington: Defense Secretary dismissed French and German insistence that 'everything must be done to avoid war' with Iraq

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Nov.14 Rumsfeld: No World War III in Iraq  Washington: Defense Secretary predicted a war with Iraq would not turn into World War III Oct.7 Rumsfeld downplays bin Laden tape
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Nov.4   Rumsfeld in Pakistan  Defense Secretary to discuss Afghan campaign with Musharraf

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Dec.28 Rumsfeld to lead Pentagon
  Washington: Bush picks Ford veteran, former Defense Secretary as new Defense Chief

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