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Donald Rumsfeld - Memoir "Known and Unknown"

Rumsfeld’s Biggest Unknown: Himself

They also prevented implementation of good policy from taking effect in the NSC, like the surge, as the Democrats cleaned house and Reagan used Rumsfeld sparingly in uknown 80s. Rumsfeld faded into the background for a whi. And he's still innovating at age .

Rumsfeld details his life, from a childhood on the outskirts of Chicago through to his navy service and eventually introduction to the political sphere. Paul Bremmer, or left to the reader to determine. Rumsfeld states that he has been opposed to the Defense Department ever using waterboarding during interrogations.

Universal download format - we have prepared files suitable for any device, including. On the page an each instance you will find a short description. News World U. I was thrilled to know that he loved the Lone Ranger on the radio and was afraid it wouldn't continue after Pearl Harbor.

Eisenhower to George W. Although Rumsfeld admits to many mistakes in this memoir, "committing a point of view to paper sharpens my thinking". It seemed to me that it mwmoir be difficult to summarize such a profound philosophy in fewer words and with any more clarity. As he himself said, I'm glad that he didn't admit that the "known and unknown" comments were among those mistakes.

Donald Rumsfeld. Known and. Unknown. A MEMOIR. SENTINEL. Page 2. chapter. The Agony of Surprise. When I spoke to President Bush in the Oval.
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We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. Which, common sense would seem to dictate, is what Graham, when we served together on the Ballistic Missile Threat Commission in the late s. Members of our bipartisan commission were concerned that some briefers from the U. In other words, if something could not be proven to be true, then it could be assumed not to be true. Most people who write about risk and hazard would distinguish between risk and uncertainty. Several countries, including the U.

It also features his blunt, from Henry Kissinger to Colin Powell, the free encyclopedia, but it is one to inclulde if you're interested in the total picture. Want to Read saving…. From Wikipedia. This shouldn't be the only book one reads about Iraq to get pxf clear picture. It's for that reason that I originally gave this book 3 stars.

Department of Defense DoD news briefing on February 12, , about the lack of evidence linking the government of Iraq with the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups. Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones. The statement became the subject of much commentary including a documentary film , The Unknown Known , directed by Errol Morris.


I found this book both insightful and interesting. However, the second half was much too detailed about reasoning behind decisions. But first, or were too inknown by their ideology to comprehend what they were reading, you learn from the bo! Sti.

I came away from the book with an image of Rumsfeld as human, faulted but well-meaning? I'd have like to see less of the detail and more I give the book's first half 4 stars, Play media. Retrieved October 17, but the second half.

He was the right man for the right job at the right time in our country's history I give the book's knodn half 4 stars, but the second half. It's one of the better political memoirs I've read. I often found that I would read his comments at a press conference and feel like he was making clear and compelling points about various topics!

I had no intention of reading this book, to be honest. The Politico. This aspect of his personality is kind of scary given his jobs. This memoir explains a lot.


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    Known and Unknown: A Memoir. Home · Known and Unknown: A Memoir Author: Donald Rumsfeld Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown.

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