Former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88

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Former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who served during the Iraq War under George W Bush, has died aged 88.

His family said: "History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service, but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country."

Mr Rumsfeld was Mr Bush's defence secretary from 2001 until 2006. He also served in the same role under former president Gerald Ford between 1975 and 1977.

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