Bush Says He'll Work with Democrats; Rumsfeld Resigns

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President Bush has accepted Donald Rumsfeld's resignation as Secretary of Defense.  His chosen replacement is former CIA Director Robert Gates. Asked if new leadership means a new direction at the Pentagon, President Bush acknowledged that he and Secretary Rumsfeld agreed that "sometimes it's necessary to have a fresh perspective."



  • David Sanger - Pulitzer Prize-winning White House and national security correspondent for the New York Times, author of “New Cold Wars: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend The West” - @SangerNYT
  • Jeff Stein - National Security Editor for Congressional Quarterly
  • Joe Galloway - Nationally syndicated columnist for McClatchy newspapers
  • Thomas Hammes - Retired Marine Colonel


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