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Finding a powerful peace in times of hostility

...armed struggles is essential in order to stop "creating more than we kill," to paraphrase former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.There is an unintended side benefit to living in the enemy's mind, uncomfortable as that work may be: We learn to...
Bridging the trust deficit with China

...issue of even greater long-term importance: reducing the growing trust deficit with China. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' recent trip to Beijing is a welcome development, but China's decision to showcase its latest stealth fighter technology...
Sen. Murkowski supports Rumsfeld's departure the people in Fairbanks, 'Getting rid of him does not win the war on terror."' Bush named former CIA Director Robert Gates as the new defense secretary. Murkowski said Wednesday that she is anxiously awaiting the results of a presidential...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...CIA director to speak at Scout event Former Presidential Adviser and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Dr. Robert Gates will be the featured speaker at the second annual Eagle Honors Banquet, sponsored by the Southeast Alaska Area Council...
This Day in History

...had diluted chemotherapy drugs given to thousands of cancer patients was sentenced to 30 years in prison. In 2006, Robert Gates won speedy and unanimous approval from the Senate Armed Services Committee to be secretary of defense. New York became...
This Day in History almost every regard, and said the situation in Iraq was "grave and deteriorating." The Senate voted to confirm Robert Gates as defense secretary. Searchers found the body of San Francisco resident James Kim in the Oregon mountains, two days...
Bush's new Iraq plan contains old elements

...time. They note that Bush has reshuffled his military and diplomatic team in Iraq and has a new defense secretary, Robert Gates, to carry out the revised plan. Bush has told lawmakers he plans to send about 20,000 more troops to Iraq. There...
Outside Editorial: Obama makes good choices for national secuity

The following editorial first appeared in the Kansas City Star: Over the years, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has served in a variety of capacities in national security for administrations of both parties. He has been a steady hand and...
Power outage: Libya war defines problems with War Powers Act or explain why the Libya operations don't qualify. The latter would be a stretch, but maybe Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to elaborate on his theory that Libya is merely a "limited kinetic action," not a war. Still, the fault here...
Obama likely to cut 10K troops from Afghanistan

...commander in Afghanistan. Obama informed his senior national security advisers, including outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, of his plans during a White House meeting on Tuesday. "The president...


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