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Rumsfeld goes at 'critical' time in war

Bush hails Gates's 'fresh perspective'

Donald Rumsfeld’s departure from the Pentagon was cheered by both Democratic and Republican critics of US policy in Iraq.
By Michael Kranish and Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / November 9, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- President Bush, a day after a Democratic "thumping" in the midterm elections, said he would replace his embattled secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, with his father's former CIA director, Robert M. Gates. But while the president hailed Gates's "fresh perspective," he and Gates provided no indication of how Iraq policy would change. (Full article: 1097 words)

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