Harold Brown, de­fense sec­re­tary un­der Pres­i­dent Carter, dies at 91

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Harold Brown, who was de­fense sec­re­tary dur­ing the Carter ad­min­is­tra­tion, died Fri­day at 91.

The RAND Cor­po­ra­tion, the think tank he had served as a trustee, an­nounced his death.

Brown guided the Pen­tagon through a tur­bu­lent pe­riod that in­cluded the So­viet Union’s in­va­sion of Afghanistan and the Ira­nian hostage cri­sis. He later said that he con­sid­ered the failed at­tempt to res­cue the hostages, in which eight U.S. ser­vice mem­bers died, his “great­est re­gret and most painful les­son learned.”

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