Defense Secretary Robert Gates tapped Army Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the new top commander in Afghanistan, replacing Gen. David McKiernan. Time magazine’s Pentagon reporter Mark Thompson examines the move. Continue reading
President-elect Barack Obama will likely ask Defense Secretary Robert Gates to remain as Pentagon Chief when his administration takes over. A retired brigadier general and a former Bush administration official debate the pros and cons of keeping Gates at the helm. Continue reading
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Friday that an independent panel will be formed to review problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, with a report due in 45 days. Ray Suarez reports on Gates’ call for action and change at the medical center.
The Senate begins confirmation hearings Tuesday for ex-CIA Director Robert Gates, who President Bush chose to take outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s place. The NewsHour reports on the confirmation process. Continue reading