The Rumsfeld Papers

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Welcome to the home of The Rumsfeld Papers, Donald Rumsfeld’s archival site released in conjunction with his memoir, Known and Unknown. 

Read Known & Unknown Author's Note Here

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September 8, 2011

9/11 Documents

This selection of documents from the days after September 11, 2001 gives a sense of how the Department of Defense along with the rest of the Bush administration responded to the attacks.  Review them here.

September 6, 2011

The Agony of Surprise

Chapter 25 of "Known and Unknown"

"The Agony of Surprise" recounts the events of September 11, 2001.  Download the .pdf here. Barnes & Noble
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Response to Known and Unknown

"It will be an important addition to the history of our time."
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