Rumsfeld: Attack Imminent If Congress Cuts Defense Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned that it will only be a matter of time before America endures another terrorist attack if Congress ends up blaming the defense budget for this countrys red ink woes. The Department of Defense is not whats causing the debt and the deficit. Its the entitlement programs, he told HUMAN EVENTS in an exclusive interview. If we make that mistake, were doomed to suffer another attack of some kind, and our intelligence will be less strong and less effective. Rumsfeld: Attack Imminent If Congress Cuts Defense - HUMAN EVENTS i call bullshit. we were attacked when defense spending was not at this high level.