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Robert Gates in June 2011 during his final official news conference as secretary of defense. Jason Reed /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Robert Gates on the emotions he felt when writing condolence letters

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Robert Gates in June 2011, his last month as secretary of defense. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Gates: Obama Made Solid Decisions, But Was Swayed By Factious Staff

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Gates 'Immediately' Became Emotionally Attached To Troops

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Congress Gets A Beating In Gates Memoir, Too

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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he didn't want to wait until Obama's term was up before releasing his memoir because the issues were too urgent. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gates Memoir Tests Civilian-Military Rules Of Engagement

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Digging Into 'Duty: Memoirs Of A Secretary At War'

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