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Donald Rumsfeld And The Massacre At Andijon


Uzbek soldiers in Andijon after the unrest of 2005

Uzbek soldiers in Andijon after the unrest of 2005

In his door-stopper of a memoir, "Known and Unknown," former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld spends just three pages recounting what he calls "one of the most unfortunate, if unnoticed, foreign-policy mistakes of our administration." The episode he describes took place not in Iraq or Afghanistan but, rather, in Uzbekistan. Yet Rumsfeld's account of what happened and why appears wildly out of sync with the public record.

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