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Robert Gates

Robert Michael Gates is the 22nd and current United States Secretary of Defense. He took office on December 18, 2006. Prior to this, Gates served for 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, and under President George H. W. Bush as Director of Central Intelligence. Immediately after being recruited by the CIA, he served as an officer in the United States Air Force. After leaving the CIA, Gates became president of Texas A&M University and was a member of several corporate boards. Gates also served as a member of the Iraq Study Group, the bipartisan commission co-chaired by James A. Baker III and Lee Hamilton, that has studied the Iraq War. He was also the first pick to serve as the first Director of National Intelligence (DNI), but he declined the appointment in order to remain President of Texas A&M University.
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Robert Gates won't lead on gay scoutmasters
2014-05-27
On the whole, the election of Robert Gates as the new president of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a good thing. After all, the former defense secretary ably led the nation through two wars and helped end “don't ask, don't tell” (DADT), the ...
(Washington Post (blog))
  1. Robert Gates backs 'gay' leaders in Boy Scouts
  2. Letter to Mr. Robert M. Gates, President, Boy Scouts of America
  3. Will Ex-Defense Secretary Push for Gay Boy Scout Leaders?

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Robert Gates Right That Ukraine Crisis Is No Time To Cut Defense
2014-03-10
'Past cuts to the budget came when the world was a 'safer place,' " Robert Gates told Fox News Sunday. "No one can make that case now," he added in quite an understatement, pointing to escalating situations in Russia, Iran, Syria and North Korea, all ...
(Investor's Business Daily)
  1. 'Crimea is Gone,' Says Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates
  2. Gates: Crimea Is Already Gone
  3. EUGENE ROBINSON: Ukraine faces a test from within

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Robert Gates' book lays bare Obama's incompetence
2014-01-13
But that's exactly what it got, and then some, thanks to the shockingly scathing book by Robert Gates. The former defense secretary offers the most devastating critique to come from an Obama insider. He paints the president as estranged from the very ...
(Fox News (blog))
  1. Who Did Robert Gates Admire More, Obama or Bush?
  2. Robert Gates: Waiting until 2017 to release memoir didn't make sense
  3. Robert Gates Book Portrays Obama as a Different Kind of President

2013
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Starbucks to recruit 10000 veterans, spouses
2013-11-06
"This demographic represents one of the most underutilized talent pools in our country," said former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, now a Starbucks director. Announced ahead of the U.S. Veterans Day holiday on Nov. 11, Starbucks' new effort aims ...
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  1. In major move, Starbucks pledges to hire 10000 veterans
  2. Starbucks Is Latest Company Aiming To Help Vets Land Jobs
  3. Starbucks to hire 10000 vets and military spouses

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Obama Water Gun Tweet Draws Backlash From Conservatives
2013-06-17
... are: Brigadier General Marshall B. "Brad" Webb, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command; Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
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    W&M's Wren Building serves as backdrop for 'Face the Nation' interview with ...
    2013-05-12
    Longtime CBS News broadcast journalist Bob Schieffer, anchor and moderator of the popular weekly show, came to campus this weekend to interview Gates in William & Mary's historic Sir Christopher Wren Building. The interview took place in the Wren's ...
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    1. Face the Nation
    2. Face the Nation transcripts May 12, 2013: Gates, Pickering, Ayotte, Durbin ...
    3. CBS Visits W&M's Wren Building for Gates' Commencement Day Interview; FBI ...

    2012
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    Vanity (4)
    2012-06-15
    Rich Lowry: The Vanity Leaks (Article.nationalreview.com)
    Rich Lowry: Political vanity behind security leaks (Sun-Journal)
    Barack Obama's 'vanity' leaks are toughness tales from the inside (Oregonian)
    Excerpt: In his new book on Obama’s national-security policy, Times reporter David Sanger recounts then–defense secretary Bob Gates’s going into national-security adviser Tom Donilon’s office in the wake of leaks about the bin Laden raid and suggesting a... (Read article)

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    BLAME for THE DEATHS (4)
    2012-02-03
    KORAN-BURNING: WHO'S TO BLAME FOR THE DEATHS? (American Reporter, American Reporter, American Reporter, American Reporter)
    Excerpt: BRADENTON, Fla., April 2, 2011 -- President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have been proved right in their outspoken effort to get a Florida pastor not to burn a pile of Korans at his church last... (Read article)

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    Wins Santa Anita Feature for Baffert (3)
    2012-01-07
    D'pendable wins Santa Anita feature for Baffert (CNN Sports Illustrated)
    D’pendable wins Santa Anita feature for Baffert (YAHOO!)
    D’pendable goes gate-to-wire to win Santa Anita feature for trainer Bob Baffert (Washington Post)
    Excerpt: ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - D'pendable led all the way to beat Thinking of Girls by 1 1/2 lengths in the $59,400 Decarchy Purse at Santa Anita on Friday. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, D'pendable ran six furlongs in 1:08.72 and paid $11, $6.80 and $4.20. Thinking of Girls returned $27.20 and $8.60 at... (Read article)

    2011
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    WikiLeaks Saga (6)
    2011-12-16
    Timeline - WikiLeaks saga (YAHOO!)
    TIimeline: WikiLeaks saga (msnbc.com)
    Timeline: WikiLeaks saga (MoneyControl.com)
    Excerpt: Eight days later U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates criticises WikiLeaks, saying it released the video without providing any context explaining the situation. June 7 - The U.S. military says that Army Specialist Bradley Manning, who was deployed to... (Read article)

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    Service Members sue over Sex Assault Cases (4)
    2011-11-26
    Service members sue over sex assault cases (10Connects.com, 10Connects.com, Navy Times, Navy Times)
    Excerpt: The lawsuit claims former defense secretaries Robert Gates and Donald Rumsfeld violated the constitutional rights of service members when they ran institutions in which: • Military personnel were not protected from sexual harassment and... (Read article)

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    BLAME FOR THE DEATHS (9)
    2011-11-16
    KORAN-BURNING: WHO'S TO BLAME FOR THE DEATHS? (American Reporter, American Reporter, American Reporter, American Reporter, American Reporter, American Reporter, American Reporter, American Reporter)
    Excerpt: BRADENTON, Fla., April 2, 2011 -- President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have been proved right in their outspoken effort to get a Florida pastor not to burn a pile of Korans at his church last... (Read article)