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Memo to Robert Gates: Duty, Sir, Lies in Getting a War's Premise Right

Carla Seaquist | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

"Wars are a lot easier to get into than out of," Gates writes. Indeed! And the way to make wars much harder to get into is the requirement of an airtight premise, one worth dying for, one justifying the condolences to a dead soldier's family.

Amanda Terkel

Will U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq Be Delayed? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.11.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is evaluating whether to keep troops in Iraq beyond the planned withdrawal date, a decision that would extend a...

Robert Gates: History Will Judge If Iraq War Was Worth It

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RAMADI, Iraq — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that history will judge whether the war in Iraq was worth it. In Iraq to mark the ...

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Arrives In Iraq

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was in Iraq Thursday to meet with Iraqi officials amid a wave of bombings that have claimed 127 li...

Gates: Some US Troops May Be Leaving Iraq Early

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — A combat brigade of 5,000 American troops may be brought home early from Iraq if the trend of reduced violence...

Gates In Iraq

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TALIL, Iraq — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates got a firsthand look Tuesday at the future of the U.S. military mission in southern Iraq. Gat...

A Progressive Case for Gates

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

In keeping Gates, Obama is actually indicating that he is very serious about instituting significant reform of the Pentagon.

Gates: Both Obama And McCain Would Take 'Sensible Approach' on Iraq

The Hill | Andy Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that from what he has seen, both John McCain and Barack Obama would take a "sensible approach" to Iraq o...

Military Brass Beginning To Question Iraq Mission

McClathcy Newspapers | Nancy A. Youssef and Renee Schoof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Four and a half years after the nation's top military leaders saluted and fell in behind President Bush's pre-emptive invasion of Iraq, their replacem...

Defense Sec Gates: "I Don't Know" If Iraq War Was Right Thing To Do

ABC News | JONATHAN KARL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's been an article of faith for the Bush administration that the invasion of Iraq was the right thing to do. However, the man now in charge of runn...

Gates Breaks With Bush, Says He Wants Sharper Troop Cuts

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday that he hoped to cut the U.S. force in Iraq to nearly half its current size by the end of 2008, a more d...