Naval War College Review

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Rumsfeld’s War,


Jan Van Tol


Rumsfeld’s War is a close-up look at one of the most influential figures in the Bush administration, and a key leader in the current war against militant Islamism. The book examines Rumsfeld the man, reviewing his long and varied career at the top levels of government and industry, and analyzes his role in the two principal themes of his tenure, transformation of the Cold War mili- tary and defeat of Middle Eastern terrorism.