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CNN reports: “President Bush introduced Robert Gates on Wednesday afternoon as his nominee to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense, saying the country needs a “fresh perspective” on Iraq.”

MSNBC reports: “Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stepped down as defense secretary on Wednesday, one day after midterm elections in which opposition to the war in Iraq contributed to heavy Republican losses.”

BBC News features soundclips and a news tribute to Donald Rumsfeld.

USA Today reports: “The White House announced two weeks ago that President Bush no longer planned to utter that signature phrase about the war in Iraq, and with a stunning White House announcement Wednesday that signal went beyond rhetoric: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, an architect of the Iraq war, was stepping down.”

The Seattle Times reports: “Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld compared critics of the Bush administration to those who sought to appease the Nazis before World War II, warning Tuesday that the United States is confronting “a new type of fascism.”

PBS reports “The inside story within the Pentagon: Donald Rumsfeld’s battle to assert civilian control and remake the way America fights.”