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Rumsfeld Defends Iraq War, Bush Policy

On a visit to Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gives a spirited defense of the U.S. decision to go to war in Iraq and the wider policy of pre-emption. Rumsfeld spoke at the annual Munich Conference on Security Policy. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.