October 8, 2010 In Bob Woodward's book Obama's Wars, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is quoted as saying Tom Danilon, slated to be Obama's next National Security Adviser would be a "disaster" in the job.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks at Duke University in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010.
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September 30, 2010 Defense Secretary Robert Gates warns of growing cultural rift between the military and the rest of the country. Speaking at Duke University he called on elites to also choose to serve.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition roundtable.
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September 29, 2010 US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton says Pakistan needs to raise its taxes. She says it's one of her "pet peeves" that countries who want American help don't tax themselves.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates called preacher Terry Jones, asking him to call off Quran-burning plan.
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September 9, 2010 Pastor Terry Jones, who said he would burn Qurans, got a phone call from Defense Secretary Gates who asked him not to do so due to concerns that troops in Iraq and Afghanistan could be endangered.
August 13, 2010 Pentagon brass worry about what Defense Secretary Robert Gates' cuts will mean to their promotions. The cutbacks raise fears that officers who see no possibilities for advancement will leave the military.
August 9, 2010 Defense Secretary Gates outlined more cost cuts, including a proposal to close a DOD command.
June 16, 2010 Pentagon Talks Up Afghanistan Strategy Despite Skeptics In Congress
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