From a Post discussion about the new Frontline documentary about Rumsfeld:
"New York, N.Y.: Aside from declining to be interviewed, did you get any pressure to not air this or negative response from the Pentagon or any other government official (or campaign staff) regarding this report?
Michael Kirk: A disappointing yes. We were strongly encouraged by the office of the Secretary of Defense not to broadcast this program prior to the election. We were offered substantial access to the Defense Department if we would wait one week to air it. And when we chose to bring our best efforts to understanding this important American institution to the people at the time when they would be most interested, almost everyone we contacted, every retired or current military figure we asked to participate was dissuaded from participating by the Defense Department."