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Gates: If I Knew Who Leaked, 'That Would Probably Be A Career Ender'

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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is normally a mild-mannered man, at least in public, but he unleashed a torrent on his plane on Thursday morning about leaks during the investigation of the Foot Hood shootings and President Obama's deliberations on sending more American troops to Afghanistan.

First, his comments on the president's meetings regarding Afghanistan. "I have been appalled by the amount of leaking that has been going on in this process,'' Mr. Gates told reporters en route to a Wisconsin factory that is churning out thousands of armored trucks manufactured specifically for the rough terrain of Afghanistan.

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