Search for Donald Rumsfeld and
  1. March 20, 2014

    The Unknown Known – film review

    One thing is a “known known” in The Unknown Known, Errol Morris’s beguiling documentary about Donald Rumsfeld. If words were...

  2. February 28, 2014

    Errol Morris’s Donald Rumsfeld documentary

    For a good documentarist, truth is always stranger than fiction. Fictional events have templates and precedents: the events...

  1. March 3, 2013

    Wall Street grapples in defence of wrestling

    It is a cause that unites some of Wall Street’s top financiers with the presidents of Russia and Iran – the struggle to...

  2. December 19, 2012

    UBS – unknown unknowns

    UBS published a “transparency” report two years ago on what went wrong before the financial crisis. The report was perhaps...

  3. October 21, 2012

    Shadow of 9/11 towers over the US election

    We are in the closing days of the third US presidential election since September 11 2001. Yet the shadow cast by the Twin...

  4. Westminster Blog

    July 10, 2012

    Live coverage: Agius gives evidence

    Welcome to our live coverage of Marcus Agius’ testimony to MPs. The outgoing Barclays chairman faces questions on...

  5. December 30, 2011

    What they said over Lunch with the FT

     Life “I have a very few possessions a few papers, a couple of books, and a few shirts, jackets, sweaters. It fits in a...

  6. November 4, 2011

    No Higher Honour

    Three days after 9/11, Condoleezza Rice sat down at Camp David with key Bush administration national security officials to...

  7. November 4, 2011

    Qatar calling

    Journalism can, at times, be a militant player in ­history’s making, through allying itself with a ­resurgent cause. The...

  8. September 9, 2011

    Those televising history are doomed to repeat it

    “Last Tuesday’s date may not prove epochal,” Martin Amis wrote in mid-September 2001. It wasn’t a false prophecy so much as...

  9. July 6, 2011

    American power requires economic sacrifice

    Last month, on one of his final trips abroad as US defence secretary, Robert Gates uncorked his worries about America’s...

  10. June 27, 2011

    Defence: Nato’s troubled terrain

    Robert Gates’s first trip to Europe as US defence secretary four years ago was not particularly welcoming. Seated in the...

  11. June 17, 2011

    Europe on the road to irrelevance

    Visit Brussels for a week, and you can collect an armful of speeches, briefing papers and transcripts of debates that sing...

  12. May 23, 2011

    Lessons from war’s factory floor

    Reversal of fortunes: a US soldier patrols the Golden Dome Mosque in Samarra, Iraq, attacked before General Petraeus changed...

  13. May 2, 2011

    Obama unable to win over most strident critics

    Barack Obama’s most strident critics saw an opportunity to lash out at the White House on Monday even as most mainstream...

  14. May 2, 2011

    US media unified in celebrating bin Laden’s death

    There were high-fives on Fox News; the New York Times printed an extra 165,000 copies; and the headline on New York’s Daily...

  15. FT Tech Hub

    May 2, 2011

    How a Pakistani IT consultant broke the news of the bin Laden raid

    Twitter users are often quick to congratulate themselves on breaking a big news event and this morning’s reaction to news of...

  16. April 15, 2011

    Pentagon harassment suit may spark further action

    Andrea Neutzling, now 31, carries deep scars from her decade of service in the US military, the largest of which were...

  17. April 9, 2011

    Obama to recall US troops from Europe

    President Barack Obama has decided to reduce the US military’s permanent presence in Europe, in a move that goes some of the...

  18. March 7, 2011

    A lucrative business in washing reputations

    Britain is suffering one of its periodic spasms of moral indignation. Politicians and professors have been caught consorting...

  19. March 4, 2011

    US private equity: unknown unknowns

    Any investor, particularly one pondering a huge bet with borrowed money, would relish the opportunity to glimpse future...

  20. February 26, 2011

    Transatlantic solidarity, albeit in a minor key

    From Mr Norman Birnbaum. Sir, Ulf Gartzke, the Washington director of the Hanns-Seidel Foundation, complains (Letters,...

  21. February 24, 2011

    Al-Jazeera in battle for US coverage

    Al Anstey, managing director of al-Jazeera English, entered Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters on Wednesday with four...

  22. February 24, 2011

    Will Miliband finally AV it?

    The campaign for May’s alternative vote referendum kicked off in earnest last week, and is turning out to be closer than...

  23. February 19, 2011

    Human rights abuses hovered over chat about the Super Bowl

    From Mr Andrew Sprung. Sir, I love Gideon Rachman’s regular column, but his lunchtime interview with Donald Rumsfeld (“Are...

  24. February 19, 2011

    Your reviewer’s personal loss should have been disclosed

    From Dr Ulf Gartzke. Sir, I was surprised to see that you selected Boston University professor Andrew J. Bacevich – whose...

  25. February 11, 2011

    Toppled in the fog of war

    One moment in Paris changed Martin Hansson’s life. On the night of November 18 2009 the Swedish football referee failed to...

  26. February 11, 2011

    Lunch with the FT: Donald Rumsfeld

    On a silent Sunday afternoon in Washington, DC, I am sitting at a table in the restaurant of the Mayflower Hotel, waiting to...

  27. February 11, 2011

    Donald Rumsfeld’s ‘Known and Unknown’

    Donald Rumsfeld with George W Bush at a White House briefing in March 2006 Known and Unknown: A Memoir, by Donald Rumsfeld,...

  28. February 9, 2011

    US rift opens over handling of Egypt crisis

    As the Obama administration has scrambled to respond to the unfolding drama in Egypt, political leaders and activists across...

  29. May 16, 2010

    Disaster management is a growth market

    2010 has seen a range of unforeseen events that have wreaked havoc, from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, the Icelandic...

  30. April 26, 2010

    Unknowns can turn result on its head

    Donald Rumsfeld, former US defence secretary, famously drew a distinction between "known knowns", "known unknowns" and...

  31. April 25, 2010

    Unknowns can turn result on its head

    Donald Rumsfeld, former US defence secretary, famously drew a distinction between “known knowns”, “known unknowns” and...

  32. April 16, 2010

    Poetry and politics

    It is fitting that the poetry book published this week by Herman Van Rompuy, European Union president, is a collection of...

  33. March 15, 2010

    Don’t grant politicians any moral camouflage

    From Mr Stephen Rankin. Sir, Nigel Biggar is in the fortunate position of being able to analyse the moral issues arising...

  34. January 23, 2010

    Stand up to the insidious dangers of sitting down

    Stand up to the insidious dangers of sitting down When Donald Rumsfeld was US defence secretary, he did not have a chair at...

  35. January 22, 2010

    Stand up to the dangers of sitting down

    Stand up to the insidious dangersof sitting down When Donald Rumsfeld was US defence secretary, he did not have a chair at...

  36. January 15, 2010

    Flu, fear and floods: how to avoid excessive precaution

    A few months ago, as the world braced for a deadly pandemic, governments and vaccine companies were criticised for acting...

  37. January 12, 2010

    A little knowledge is deadly dangerous

    It is the "unknown knowns" that can kill you. But this was the category of information which Donald Rumsfeld, the former US...

  38. January 11, 2010

    A little knowledge is deadly dangerous

    It is the “unknown knowns” that can kill you. But this was the category of information which Donald Rumsfeld, the former US...

Search for Donald Rumsfeld and