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Gates Stands By Memoir As 'Honest Account'

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he doesn't regret anything he wrote in his controversial new book and calls the memoir ...

Jason Linkins

Excuse Me While I Troll You: Actually, Joe Biden Was Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Published excerpts from former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' upcoming memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, have put Washington into a tin...

White House Defends Biden From Harsh Criticism

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bristling over former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new memoir accusing President Barack Obama of showing too...

Gates: Domestic Concerns Will Affect Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal Plans

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says President Barack Obama will have to incorporate domestic concerns about the war in Afghanistan ...

Robert Gates: No Opt-Out For Opponents Of Gays In The Military

Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DWYER, Afghanistan –- Defense Secretary Robert Gates bluntly told Marines on Sunday that they won't be able to opt out of...

Gates: Only Modest Troop Reductions In Afghanistan

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.04.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates appealed for patience with an unpopular war and said Saturday that only modest U.S. tro...

Gates: U.S. Should Stay Involved In Afghanistan

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States is beginning to decide what its responsibilities will be in Afghanistan after U.S. combat troops leave, D...

Gates In Afghanistan To Evaluate War Progress

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is beginning a two-day visit with US troops, allied commanders and Afghan leaders to ga...

Gates Defends Surge In Afghanistan

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Evidence is building that the Obama administration's surge strategy is working in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said ...

Democrats Challenge Pentagon On Afghanistan

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A schism deepened Wednesday between U.S. war leaders and Congress as lawmakers – crucial Democrats among them – challen...

Obama Afghanistan Decision: Not A Question Of Whether To Send More Troops, But How Many

New York Times | Thom Shanker, Peter Baker and Helene Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's advisers are focusing on a strategy for Afghanistan aimed at protecting about 10 top population centers, administration officials sa...

How Obama Homed In On Timeline For Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

The Los Angeles Times | Christi Parsons and Julian E. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It started out as a projection from the military, intended only for the ears of the president and his top advisors. But in a war council meeting at th...

Karzai: 'Afghanistan Will Not Be Able To Sustain A Force Of That Nature With Its Own Resources'

nytimes.com | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At a joint press conference Tuesday at the presidential palace in Kabul, Hamid Karzai surprised the usually unflappable Gates when he knocked down Pre...

Afghanistan Vote Masks Obama's Predicament, Again

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's relief at the agreement that could quiet the political crisis over Afghanistan's spoiled election masks hi...

Obama Afghanistan Timeline No Guarantee Of Troop Withdrawal

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the day after President Obama laid out his new Afghanistan strategy, the question of when American troops would leave the country quickly drew the ...

Is Obama Bullshi*tting About 18 Month Afghan Withdrawal to Appease War Critics?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Those of us who worked to elect Obama owe those young cadets something better than the continuation of the George Bush long-war strategy that Obama is offering them.

Gates: It's Not Time To Leave Afghanistan

AP | LARA JAKES and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Facing eroding public support for the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon chief said Thursday that the Obama administration's effort i...

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AP | LARA JAKES and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon presented a grim portrait of the Afghanistan war Thursday, offering no assurances about how long Americans will be fig...

Gates: Americans Won't Accept "Long Slog" In Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times | Julian E. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After eight years, U.S.-led forces must show progress in Afghanistan by next summer to avoid the public perception that the conflict has become unwinn...

Gates: Pakistan-Style Truce In Afghanistan Acceptable

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KRAKOW, Poland — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that Washington could accept a political agreement between the Afghan governmen...

Afghan Strategy Poses Stiff Challenge For Obama

New York Times | MICHAEL R. GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON - One of the most difficult challenges President-elect Barack Obama's national security team faces is Mr. Obama's vow to send thousands of ...