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Outside editorials: Taking the Pentagon to task on weapons

...bungling at the Pentagon is all the more unsettling because new military leadership is in place. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is supposed to restore competence and rationality at the Pentagon. Yet the flaws in the small arms serialization...
Outside editorial: Needing a cure for Walter Reed

...afternoon, the president called on Congress to act on the report and said that he had instructed Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Veterans Affairs Secretary R. James Nicholson "to look at every one of these recommendations, to take them...
When Armageddon lives next door

...toothless, and because the American military option has been removed from the table. Obama and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates - driven by a military that feels overstretched in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq and a public that has no stomach...
Spare us the spare engines

...them. Since 2004, Congress has earmarked more than $1.5 billion for the redundant engines. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates recently said, "We in DOD must make tough choices and decisions to ensure that current and future military combat...
Outside editorial: The F-22 debate

...F-22 Raptor fighter jets. "If we can't get this right, what on Earth can we get right?" asks Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. Excellent question. The F-22 debate does not break along traditional Democrat-Republican lines, nor even liberal-moderate-conservative...
Need for cyber czar is real

...the same time, unidentified hackers broke into a Pentagon network and briefly brought it down. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has said government computers are "under attack all the time - every day." The weapons in the hackers' arsenal...
With US policy in Afghanistan, who's running the show?

...President Joe Biden said it guaranteed a significant withdrawal of U.S. troops in July 2011, but Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the policy meant no such thing. The U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan, retired Army Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry...
Outside editorial: Weapon wars

...already being accused of overloading Congress with ambitious and politically taxing initiatives when Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates unveiled his sweeping reform of military spending on Monday. The Pentagon chief proposes to slaughter a veritable...
Outside editorial: The cloud over Gitmo

...suggested that he wanted to close Guantanamo, shows no signs of doing so anytime soon, though Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates recently told a House committee that he favored moving military trials for detainees to the United States. Although...


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