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White House Backs Rumsfeld Despite Complaints

The White House seems to be standing firmly behind Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, despite increasing complaints about his performance. This week, some prominent Republicans and retired generals went public with criticisms. NPR's Vicky O'Hara reports.

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Vicky O'Hara
Victoria (Vicky) O'Hara is a diplomatic correspondent for NPR. Her coverage of the State Department and foreign policy issues can be heard on the award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition as well as on NPR's newscasts.