In a statement on Wednesday night, the family of Donald Rumsfeld, the former Secretary of Defense of the United States announced his death at the age of 88.

Iran PressAmerica: Rumsfeld was at the helm of the Pentagon during the administration of former US President George W. Bush's decision to invade and start aggressive wars against Afghanistan and Iraq.

He also warned of a growing arsenal of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, but no such weapons were ever discovered.

Donald Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under Gerald Ford and from 2001 to 2006 under George W. Bush. 219