Donald Rumsfeld (1932- ) Politician. Rumsfeld served in the administrations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and George W. Bush. Following the September 11, 2001, attacks, Rumsfeld oversaw the U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan that resulted in the overthrow of the Taliban. The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein was also toppled, and he initially earned praise for his handling of the war but resigned in 2006 after much criticism.
7” x 9 ½” typed letter signed, personal stationery, July 25, 1987, to Bruce Satta. “…the assignment as Chief of Staff of the White House was the most difficult because of the period of our history that I served there. As to the most challenging job, I would say it was the post as Secretary of Defense due to its scope and importance….”