Bob Gates

Former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates told CBS News that Republican lawmakers who are blasting President Barack Obama's administration for failing to take military action during last September's surprise attacks in Benghazi have a "cartoonish" view of the military. Read more...
John Nagl and Nathaniel Fick, both of the Center for a New American Security, had an op-ed in last Sunday's NY Times. They're both former military officers, now big think-tank executives, and they decided to report on the Great Progress our armed Read more...
Iran's nuclear weapons, North Korea's ballistic missiles, and bioterrorism incidents will always be five years away from threatening the United States, no matter what year it is. BTW, Happy Birthday to Ziggy Stardust, he turned 64 on Read more...
A conservative-leaning friend of mine had to needle me when I was griping about current defense issues - he said, hey, be careful what you ask for Read more...
General (retired) John Shalikashvili released an op-ed in the Saturday Washington Post where he suggested that there was an alternative to waiting Read more...

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In another example about how Republicans cannot be trusted to responsibly address national security (or domestic security) issues, Senators Susan Co Read more...
Today, SecDef Bob Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen are expected to announce that the Defense Department will stop aggressively pursuing third-party cha Read more...
ginandtacos: 'Democrats-as-socialists' comments are particularly lame coming from someone like the CEO of Coca Cola. Dirt-cheap, subsidized corn sweet Read more...
[media id=7455] Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told NBC's David Gregory that there are some differences of note between President Obama and Presid Read more...
Matt Stoller a great assessment up of the elections, the netroots and Rummy's firing. Matt also goes into what impact Rahm actually didn't hav Read more...