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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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The remote-controlled, revolutionary contraceptive backed by Bill Gates
2014-07-08
This all began, Ms. Kinkead writes, when Mr. Gates asked Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during a visit to his lab, if something like this could be done. Mr. Langer, who co-founded MicroCHIPS, had already successfully tested ...
(The Globe and Mail)
  1. Idea From Bill Gates Spurs Development of a 'Remote-Controlled' Birth Control ...
  2. Implantable birth control chip could be on sale by 2018
  3. Goodbye birth control pills, hello remote-controlled microchip?

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Clinton-McRaven in 2016?
2014-07-07
I could never have imagined voting for Hillary Clinton but began to go to the river after reading Robert M. Gates's Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. To my surprise, it showed Hillary out of Bill's shadow, in teamwork as an equal colleague with ...
(The Hill (blog))

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    Bill Gates Helped Invent This Remote-Controlled Birth Control Device For Women
    2014-07-07
    The idea for the device originated two years ago in a visit by Bill Gates and his colleagues to Robert Langer's MIT lab. Gates and his colleagues asked Langer if it were feasible to create birth control that a woman could turn on and off and use for ...
    (Business Insider)
    1. Future contraceptives will let women remote-control their fertility
    2. 'Remote control' contraceptive chip available 'by 2018'
    3. Coming soon -- a contraceptive that lasts 16 years!

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    VA Pick McDonald Cultivated Allies in Both US Parties
    2014-06-30
    There is precedent for a president's Cabinet nominee belonging to the opposing political party. Obama kept Robert Gates as defense secretary after he held the same position in President George W. Bush's administration. That job is now held by Chuck ...
    (Businessweek)

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      Police search for more victims of alleged vehicle burglar
      2014-06-19
      HE WAS LOOKING FOR CASH. THAT IS MY GUESS. SMITH IS ONE OF SEVERAL PEOPLE WHOSE CARS WERE BURGLARIZED BY ROBERT CHANCE GATE. SHE IS RELIEVED HE DID NOT GET MORE THAN A CHECKBOOK. THE BANK HELPED ME.
      (KPRC Houston)
      1. Friendswood burglary suspect arrested after wild foot chase
      2. Burglary suspect caught by Friendswood Police after wild chase
      3. Victim Chases, Tackles Alleged Burglar in Friendswood

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      Clinton Pushes Back Against Iraq Allegations In Bob Gates Book
      2014-06-09
      In an exclusive interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton took issue with the startling allegation in former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' memoir that Clinton's opposition to the 2007 Iraq troop surge was borne of politics. In Gates' memoir ...
      (WTVD-TV)
      1. Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton, book review: Not racy or self-deprecating but ...

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      Clinton Pushes Back Against Iraq Allegations In Bob Gates Book
      2014-06-09
      In an exclusive interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton took issue with the startling allegation in former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' memoir that Clinton's opposition to the 2007 Iraq troop surge was borne of politics. In Gates' memoir ...
      (ABC News)
      1. Hillary Clinton Pushes Back Against Iraq Allegations In Bob Gates Book
      2. Clinton refutes Gates on Iraq troop surge vote

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      Hillary Clinton Pushes Back Against Iraq Allegations In Bob Gates Book
      2014-06-09
      SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In an exclusive interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton took issue with the startling allegation in former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' memoir that Clinton's opposition to the 2007 Iraq troop ...
      (KMBZ)
      1. Clinton Pushes Back Against Iraq Allegations In Bob Gates Book
      2. Hillary Clinton Pushes Back Against Iraq Allegations In Bob Gates Book

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      Bob Gates was 'very uncomfortable' with prisoner swap idea in 2011
      2014-06-05
      (CNN) - Then-Secretary of Defense Bob Gates was “very uncomfortable” with the idea of a Guantanamo prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl when it was raised in 2011, a former senior Defense Department official familiar with Gates' thinking told CNN.
      (CNN (blog))
      1. Former Defense Secretary Reveals Disturbing Truth Behind the Bergdahl Deal
      2. Panetta Has 'Serious Concerns' Freed Detainees Will Return to Fight

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