Robert Gates

 

Europe, pay up

What is the future of NATO when, as Robert Gates said, it has reached a point of “military irrelevance” and the U.S. foots so much of the bill? Joshua Foust considers the options.

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Jon Meacham: A salute to Defense Secretary Robert Gates

Jon Meacham looks back on the career of Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who retires this year, after serving both Democratic and Republican administrations with distinction.

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The numbers game in Afghanistan

Proponents of the surge point to encouraging stats, but Joshua Foust asks, what do these numbers really mean?

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WikiLeaks hurts the cause of transparency

Joshua Foust says that in the wake of Wikileaks, agencies are clamping down on access to information, making it harder to connect the dots.

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Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight… over Afghan strategy

Reevaluating the situation in Afghanistan in light of intense wrangling over strategy and a major shift in high-level leadership.

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What will Clinton and Gates say in South Korea?

North Korea abruptly canceled a meeting scheduled for today to discuss the sinking of a South Korean warship. But the U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense will have to address the thorny issue at a meeting on the peninsula later this month.

Gates says ‘dont ask, don’t tell’ repeal will take months

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” would not be completed for several months.

White House, lawmakers set to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell”

The White House has endorsed a measure that would repeal the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

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