updated Sat. March 4, 2023
December 12, 2017
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the United States experienced the same "problems" with Qatar a decade ago that its Gulf neighbors are going through now. The most powerful countries in the region began an economic blockade of Qatar, who they accuse of sponsoringÃâÃÂ ...
November 9, 2017
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday called for legislation offering a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants who are serving or have served in the military, arguing that such a bill is not only in line with the nation's values but also with its military priorities. “All of thoseÃâÃÂ ...
U.S. News & World Report
May 27, 2016
As defense secretary, Gates had overseen the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gays in the military. In his first speech as Scouting president, Gates told BSA leaders that had he been with the organization during the 2013 vote allowing openly gay youth, he would have pushed for gay adultsÃâÃÂ ...
May 15, 2016
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Donald Trump's approach to foreign policy is inconsistent and overconfident. "He seems to think that he has all the answers and that he doesn't need any advice from staff or anybody else," Gates, who served under Presidents George W. Bush and BarackÃâÃÂ ...
The Hill (blog)
April 2, 2016
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he felt President Obama “double-crossed” him during his tenure over budget cuts to the Pentagon. In a Fox News report Friday that explored the president's approach to the military, Gates said Obama had promised him that there wouldn't be any “significantÃâÃÂ ...
January 26, 2016
No nation dares to attack us or our allies because they know that's the path to ruin." But according to former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates, who served under both Obama and George W. Bush, there is one overwhelmingly large problem looming over the US military, and there is no simple solution.
July 18, 2014
With Iraq in a profound downward spiral (and many believing that Afghanistan could be next), the legacy of Robert M. Gates, who served so influentially as Secretary of Defense during the crucial years 2007-2011, deserves critical examination. The place to start is Gate's recently published book, Duty:ÃâÃÂ ...
January 14, 2014
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday he considers Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who leaked information about the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs, a “traitor” who did not work within the carefully constructed system to correct perceivedÃâÃÂ ...
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