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"During President Reagan's second term, Gates and

Webb


clashed as colleagues. Webb as secretary of the Navy objected to plans by Gates, then deputy national security adviser, for U.S. warships to protect oil platforms in the Persian Gulf. The hot-tempered Webb made clear his irritation with the soft-spoken Gates."



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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 sponsoring ...

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 those ...
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 adults ...
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 Barack ...
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 “significant ...
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.
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: ...
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 perceived ...


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