Hagel, now in his ninth month leading the Pentagon, argued that Netanyahu’s threats of military action against Iran’s nuclear sites, combined with the pressure of sanctions, may have actually encouraged its leader to take negotiations seriously.
Donald Rumsfeld is back. Four years after being ousted from his job as secretary of defense, he has produced a memoir, “ Known and Unknown ,” which covers a lot of ground, most notably his own backside.
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he’s “disappointed” in how the Obama administration handled the early stage of the Libya crisis and called on the White House to work with other countries to “encourage” Muammar Qaddafi ’s overthrow.
Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based TV network once labeled “vicious” by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, is seeking to appeal to an American audience willing to look beyond its reputation as the mouthpiece of terrorists and Islamist militants.
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani had just turned 15 years old the summer his father overthrew his grandfather. It was June 1995. While Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the emir of Qatar, was traveling in Switzerland, Tamim’s father deposed him in a bloodless coup.