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David Wood

The Unfinished Legacy Of Robert Gates | David Wood | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President George W. Bush put Robert M. Gates at the helm of the Pentagon in November 2006, more than a few Washington hands wonder...

Undisciplined Defense: The Problem With the QDR

Gordon Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Adams

The new defense strategy is out and the budget to back it up is now pending before the Congress. Together they reflect a woeful lack of discipline in the Defense Department.

Sam Stein

Gates Contradicts Obama: Afghan "Exit Strategy" A "Strategic Mistake" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday it would be a "strategic mistake" for the U.S. to put a timeline or exit strategy on its presence in Afg...