House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney “set a tone and an attitude for the CIA” that led to the agency’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques at secret prisons after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
James R. Schlesinger, who served as U.S. secretary of defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation’s first energy chief in Jimmy Carter’s administration, has died. He was 85.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to let convicted terrorism conspirator Jose Padilla sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other officials over torture he said he suffered while in military custody.