The Carlyle Connection

How the Pentagon Learned to Love the Weapon No One Wanted

"I have never mentioned the word Crusader in his presence," he said.

Maybe so, but the letters uncovered by Judicial Watch indicate the chairman might have gotten his foot back inside the Pentagon doors. On April 3, 2001, Rumsfeld replied:

"Dear Frank and Bill:

"There is no question but that we are going to have to tackle the infrastructure issue. What I may do is ask the two of you to come in and meet with some of the key staff folks who are working on those types of things here in the department.

"I will be back in touch with you. Sincerely, R."

Additional reporting: Jess Wisloski

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