Raven 23: Presumption of Guilt

Saving the Pentagon from Itself

August 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
Raven 23: Presumption of Guilt
Saving the Pentagon from Itself
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Raven 23: Presumption of Guilt
Saving the Pentagon from Itself
Aug 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
Think Again
Donald Rumsfeld delivers a speech describing bureaucracy as the Pentagon's greatest threat at the same time five terrorists are checking into a hotel just 20 miles away.
Show Notes

On September 10, 2001, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld presents his vision for a new type of military that relies heavily on privatization.  Rumsfeld claims that he is not trying to destroy the Pentagon, but “save it from itself.”  At the exact time that he is giving his speech, four radical Jihadists are checking in to the Marriot Hotel in Herndon, VA. 

Less than 24 hours after giving his speech, Donald Rumsfeld would no longer be talking about war in the figurative sense.  He would be involved in it literally, as he bravely rushed into the embers of the West Wall of the Pentagon to save lives. 



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