Robert Gates

Robert Gates Explains There Was Nothing America Could Do To Prevent Putin
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates rebuked Chris Wallace's assertions that President Obama emboldened Vladimir Putin to invade the Ukraine. Read more...
Jeffrey Goldberg Slams Rick Santorum: Overplaying 'Scandal' Quality Of Gates Memoir
I don't really care who slams failed former senator, and failed former presidential contender Rick Santorum, as long as it's done, and often. Read more...
Lawrence O'Donnell: 'We Do Not Elect Presidents To Trust Generals'
Lawrence O'Donnell had a few words for the pundits hyperventilating over the "explosive" revelations in Robert Gates' upcoming memoir and the notion that it's the president's job to "trust the generals." Read more...
JFK Wished He Could Splinter The CIA 'Into A Thousand Pieces And Scatter It Into The Winds'
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates new book is causing quite a stir in the D.C. beltway since they regard the CIA and many military-esque appointees as arbiters of truth, but history tells a much different story. Read more...
Rep. Duncan Hunter Attacks Obama As 'Juvenile Foreign Policy President'
Rep. Duncan Hunter claims we "won" the "war" in Iraq. Who knew? Read more...

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Bob Woodward's Embarrassing Robert Gates Book Review
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates penned a new book about his time in the Bush and Obama administrations and Bob Woodward twisted himself in knots trying to smear Obama. Read more...
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...
The US military is trying to "break" Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking secrets to WikiLeaks, but it is Defense Secretary Robert Gates that could end up with a blemish on his record, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Read more...
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Tuesday the results of the Pentagon's 10-month study on how to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. "In summary, a strong majority of those who answered the survey, more than two-thirds do not object Read more...
I do get a little tired of the fact that war seems to be our major export these days. Now we're all upset because Great Britain is making defense spending cuts? I don't get it: The US has made an eleventh hour intervention in the highly charged Read more...