Former Secretary of Defense. Signed PNAC Statement of Principles
Downgraded NORAD defenses prior to 9/11 by altering military code to require his explicit permission to scramble fighter jets
Statement on Aviation Security for the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, by Carol Ashley for the 9/11 Independent Commission.
Compare Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction, J-3 CJCSI 3610.01A in June 2001 to 3610.01 from July 1997, note change for Sec. Defense approval from "DOD military assistance" to "DOD assistance." See also 3025.15 from February 1997.
"Criminal Mastermind: Donald Rumsfeld,", the7thfire.com.
Former chief envoy to the Middle East under Reagan
Former Chairman of the Board of Gilead Sciences, the firm that developed Tamiflu®. Resigned from office December 15, 2006 under threat of impeachment.