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ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Knowns and Unknowns: a look back on the legacy of Donald Rumsfeld | The World” – below is their description.
Former US Defense Secretary and architect of the Iraq war Donald Rumsfeld has died at the age 88. The skilled bureaucrat played a leading role in making a case for the Iraq war, controversially citing weapons of mass destruction. Associate professor at Lancaster University Robert Gutsche tells The World his “war on terror” legacy became pervasive in every day life.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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