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Former Secretary Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Releases Video Game

by Javy Gwaltney on Jan 23, 2016 at 06:12 AM

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Bet that's not a headline you expected to read today, eh? Strap in. It gets more interesting.

Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense under Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, has released a mobile game version of a card game called Churchill Solitaire. The project, created by digital agency Javelin and Churchill Heritage Ltd with Rumsfeld overseeing the development, was covered extensively in a piece by The Wall Street Journal. The most amusing bit is probably Rumsfeld's snarky feedback for the developers as they worked on the game:

At the Pentagon, Mr. Rumsfeld was known for not mincing words with his memos. Age hasn’t mellowed him.

“We need to do a better job on these later versions. They just get new glitches,” reads one note from Mr. Rumsfeld. “[W]e ought to find some way we can achieve steady improvement instead of simply making new glitches.”


The game is out on iOS now and will be available for Android at a later date. It's free to play but asking for hints during a difficult game will cost you money. You can watch a trailer for Churchill Solitaire here:

[Source: The Wall Street Journal]


Our Take
83 years old and trying his hand at video game development. Whatever one might think of his politics or his role in shaping the US' agenda, that's still pretty impressive.