December 6, 2010 But the secretary of defense also says "I'm not particularly optimistic" that Congress will vote to repeal the law before it adjourns later this month.
November 30, 2010 The DADT issue now moves to Congress where it's chances for lame duck passage are questionable.
November 30, 2010 While Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the leaks "tear at the fabric" of our government, the defense secretary says all nations know the U.S. "leaks like a sieve" and will still deal with America.
November 18, 2010 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will hold a vote on the repeal of the ban on openly gay service members after the Thanksgiving recess.
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.
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.
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.
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.