Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers and joined by military representatives from 29 countries of the worldwide coalition on the war against terrorism, while speaking to the reporter outside The Pentagon on March 11, 2002.

Donald Rumsfeld addresses reporters near the site of the 9-11 terrorist attack. Before serving as secretary of defense to Bush, Rumsfeld challenged Lyndon B. Johnson’s reluctance to increase military efforts in Vietnam. (U.S. Department of Defense)

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