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Op-Ed: Esquire and Robert Gates make strong case for Scouting

The new president of the Boy Scouts of America, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, makes his case for the importance of Scouting in the 21st century in Esquire. As an Eagle Scout, his words ring truer than ever.

Op-Ed: Perhaps Robert Gates should go to prison with Edward Snowden

Washington - Both the New York Times and the Guardian have had editorials that have suggested that there should be a pardon for whistle blower Edward Snowden, who leaked numerous classified documents showing the vast extent of NSA snooping.

Democratic support grows for Chuck Hagel

Democrat support for former Republican Nebraska Senator Hagel's nomination to the next United States' defense secretary grew Thursday as he met with Democratic lawmakers and leaders to clear up his statements on Israel and confirm his commitment.

Op-Ed: Continued Problems in US Foreign Policy

New York - Even a tiny request designed to create greater balance in US foreign policy is not fully granted by Congress, and not in the budget signed by President Obama

Op-Ed: No future for NATO, says Gates to Europeans

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said what most Europeans didn’t want to hear: NATO isn’t contributing its fair share, and leaving the US stuck with the costs. That’s about 75% of the costs, actually, but this is a US-centric perspective.

No opt-out for Marines against Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal

During a question and answer session Sunday in Afghanistan Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Marines that there will be no 'opt out' just because they don't agree with ending a ban on gays serving in the military.

No-fly zone over Libya supported by Arab League

Meeting in Cairo on Saturday, the Arab League voted to support the implementation of a no-fly zone on Libyan airspace, in an effort to prevent Colonel Gaddafi from using aircraft against rebels on the ground.

Robert Gates advises against land war; future wars in air, sea

West Point - In his possible final address to the United States Military Academy, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates gave some blunt advice to his successor: never fight a land war in Africa or Asia, similar to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Kucinich: Manning treatment described as ‘insanity-inducing’

Washington - In a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is questioning whether Pvt Bradley Manning’s treatment at Quantico includes “personality-erasing, soul-destroying, insanity-inducing conditions,” calling it to end.

Defense secretary Gates: North Korea a ‘direct threat’ to US

Washington - In his visit to Beijing, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said North Korea has come within five years of being able to hit the US with one of its intercontinental ballistic missiles and “is becoming a direct threat to the United States.”

Gates: US to ‘respond appropriately’ to China’s military build-up

The US Secretary of Defense arrived in Beijing on Sunday for scheduled talks on security matters and his arrival comes at a time when China’s military build-up is seen as rapidly advancing in a region where tensions continue to increase.

Survey finds most troops fine serving with gays

Washington - Most US troops are fine with gay people serving openly in the military and do not mind living and working beside them, according to leaked results of a Pentagon survey, due in a complete report to President Obama on December 1.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to retire in 2011

Washington - Untied States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wants to retire before the end of the year 2011, according to remarks he made in a recent interview.

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ moves a step closer to repeal

United States legislators have moved a step closer to allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, ending a policy that has been in operation since 1993.

Robert Gates may quit Secretary of Defense position next year

United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates plans to stay on with the Obama administration for at least until the end of 2010.

Gates Warns of 'Severe Consequences'

Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Wednesday that a failure in Afghanistan would mean that the Taliban would takeover the country.

Gates may be open to troop increase in Afghanistan

United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates may be open to an increase of US troops in Afghanistan because 'it's not time to leave Afghanistan.'

Gates: It's A 'Mystery' How Long US Forces Will Be In Afghanistan

United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates state on Thursday the Pentagon does not know how long U.S. forces will be there nor how many it will take to win the war.

US Moving the International Community to Solve Pakistan’s Crisis

After asking Saudi Arabia, the US has now requested China to help Pakistan in combating terrorism on its territory. The US expects China to provide military aid and training to Pakistan.

Gates Wants Congress to Approve $700 Million for Pakistan

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is urging the US Congress to approve $700 million for Pakistan as the counter-insurgency aid.

Op-Ed: Is SecDef Robert Gates Out of His Mind to Take On Congress?

It doesn't take an I.Q. over the temperature of table water to see the same math results that Defense Secretary Robert Gates tabulated when he made his announcement about sweeping huge costs out of his department for the Obama budget.

Defense Secretary Gates: 'Obama more analytical than Bush'

U.S. Defense secretary Robert Gates has served under both Barack Obama and George W. Bush. He compared them both on NBC’s “Meet The Press”.

Obama: Change a Bush Just Might Believe In

The anti-war left is not too happy about Obama’s national security choices. A speech Obama made six years ago indicates that his approach to foreign policy is much like that of George H.W. Bush. Obama may prove to be less an idealist than a realist.

No. Korean Foot Dragging - Again

At what point do even diplomats run out of patience with recalcitrant governments? South Korea and The United States diplomats have been dealing with Kim Jong IL and North Korea trying to reduce the nuclear threat on the Korean Peninsula. Good Luck.

Robert Gates Fractures Shoulder

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates may not like the winter that much this week. Tuesday night he slipped on some ice at his Washington home. Wednesday morning he went to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Gates to Iraq

Robert Gates goes to Iraq

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates confer in the Cabinet Room
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates confer in the Cabinet Room
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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the 2010 National Scout Jamboree ...
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.
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