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FOR­MER US De­fence Sec­re­tary Don­ald Rums­feld ( pic) will re­lease an au­to­bi­og­ra­phy in Jan­uary that the pub­lisher prom­ises “pulls no punches” from a man who was one of the most ar­dent pro­po­nents of go­ing to war in Iraq.

The book, en­ti­tled Known And Un­known, will span the length of Rums­feld’s life and ex­plore some of his ca­reer con­tro­ver­sies, such as the abuse of pris­on­ers at the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq and al­le­ga­tions of hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions at the US mil­i­tary prison at Guan­tanamo Bay, Cuba.

The ti­tle is de­rived from com­ments made by Rums­feld dur­ing a Fe­bru­ary 2002 news con­fer­ence in which he re­ferred to “known knowns” and “known un­knowns.” Rums­feld had been asked by a jour­nal­ist whether there was any ev­i­dence that Iraq had tried to sup­ply ter­ror­ists with weapons of mass de­struc­tion. – Reuters

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