American former politician and businessman Donald Rumsfeld died at the age of 88. Rumsfeld became best known as Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush at the beginning of this century.
Rumsfeld also served as Secretary of Defense under President Gerald Ford from 1975 to 1977, making him both the youngest and oldest defense minister in the United States. Under Bush, he played an important role in the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11
Rumsfeld died in front of his family in Taos, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. He led the Pentagon when the United States Army invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. He is seen as the architect of the American raids, which took place after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001
Rumsfeld left his post at the end of 2006, but it took years to end the American role in Iraq. The United States Army didnt withdrew from that country until 2011. The Americans are still in Afghanistan, but will complete their retreat in the short term. The Republican did not apologize for his role in the two wars that lasted longer than originally intended.