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The president's third Pentagon chief, Chuck Hagel, was picked partly because he was thought to be more deferential to Obama's close circle of White House advisers. But over time, Hagel also grew frustrated with what he saw as the West…
By Robert Burns and Julie Pace, The Associated Press
Boy Scouts of America is expected to formally confirm former defense secretary Robert Gates as the new president Thursday.
By Diane Jeanty
In his new book, "Duty," Robert Gates tackles his time as defense secretary and as witness to how different presidents wrestled with questions of war and peace. Gates sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulties of doing business…
By PBS NewsHour
Judy Woodruff spoke to former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates about his new book "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War." Video by PBS NewsHour With extended deployments and multiple tours for U.S. troops, some people have asked…
By News Desk
By Larisa Epatko
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the United States had "no choice but to sit down at the table with the Iranians" once they agreed to negotiate on the development of their nuclear program.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday he considers Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who leaked information about the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs, a "traitor" who did not work within the carefully constructed system to correct perceived…
Shields and Brooks on Christie's scandal tolerance, Gates' war stories…
Former Defense Secretary Gates critiques Obama, Congress in new war memoir…
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