1,944. 3/15/2001

In March 2001, “Two months into the job, [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld drafted a three-page memo called ‘Guidelines When Considering Committing US Forces.’…It was a series of questions to be addressed: ‘Is a proposed action truly necessary?’ ‘Is the proposed action achievable?’ ‘Is it worth it?’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, Page 19

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