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Democratic “Mutiny” against Rumsfeld
Democratic “Mutiny” against Rumsfeld

Author(s): Miljan Filimonović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku

Summary/Abstract: The dam broke”, says Bernard Trainor, former U.S. general. This obviously refers to the surge of criticism against Donald Rumsfeld, whose ouster was publicly requested by a number of former US army generals in March and April this year. The generals claim that the defense secretary is incompetent and arrogant and has little respect for the army and its highest representatives. One of them, Anthony Zinni, says Rumsfeld dismissed the results of ten-year planning of US military strategists concerning the possibility of an effective occupation of Iraq. Zinni also claims that Rumsfeld ushered the army into war, without having an exit strategy. [...]

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 18-20
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: English