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